Poonam Poonia (60kg)
Date of Birth- July 15, 2002
Hometown- Burak Village, Hisar, Haryana
Poonam comes from a humble background (her father is a farmer) and at the age of 18, she was faced with a tough choice. She had an opportunity to take part in Railways recruitment trials and secure her future or take a shot at the World Youth Championships. The schedule for both the events were clashing. She chose the latter and went on to become a Youth World Champion in Poland in 2021.
She is a fast-paced learner; with the engulfing desire to make a mark in the sport of boxing. Her latest achievements include winning the gold medal at the 2022 National games followed by becoming the National champion at the Senior National Championships where she defeated World Championships bronze medallist and Tokyo Olympian Simranjit kaur in the final.
Her elder sister Sonu and younger brother Deepak are also boxers. Infact, Sonu was the one who inspired Poonam to take up boxing. Deepak is an upcoming boxer who won a bronze medal at Asian Youth Championships in 2022 and also represented India at the 2022 World Youth Championships. It’s fair to say that boxing runs in Poonam’s family.
- Gold – 57 Kg - AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2021 in Kielce, Poland
- Gold - 57kg 1st Khelo India University Games 2020, Bhuvneswar, Odisa
- Gold – 54 kg - Khelo India Guwahati 2020 Gold-57kg- National Games, Gujarat
- Gold-60kg- Senior National Championships, Bhopal
- Gold- 54kg 3rd Youth National Games 2019, Rudarpur
- Gold - 54kg 2nd Khelo India Games, Pune, 2019
- Silver- 57kg All India University Games 2019, Bhagpat, UP
- Gold - 54kg 64th School National Games 2019, Bhopal, MP
- Gold- 54kg - Boxem International Youth Tournament Murcia, Spain in 2019
- Gold- 54kg - Golden Gloves, Serbia, Subotica in 2019
- Gold - 54 kg - ASBC Youth Asian Men & Women Championship Mongolia in 2019
- Silver - 52 kg -1st Junior National Boxing Championship, Haryana, 2017
- Gold - 54kg - 2nd Junior National Men & Women Boxing Championship, Mohali, 2018
- Gold - 54 kg - 7th Nations Cup Serbia, 2018
- Gold - 54kg - 2nd Junior Nations Cup, Vrbas, Serbia in 2018
- Gold - 52 kg -1st Khelo India School Games, Delhi, 2018
- Gold- 54kg 63rd School National Games 2018, Akela, Maharashtra