Sanjeet (91 Kg)
Date of Birth: 16-10-1995
Place of Birth: Rohtak, Haryana
About a year ago in May 2019, boxer from Haryana Sanjeet made the headlines after winning the gold medal at the Asian Championships. As he defeated Rio Olympics silver medallists and five-time Asian Championships medallists in the Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan in the final.
Sanjeet terms the win against Levit as the biggest moment of his career. However, it wasn’t unusual for the Rohtak boy to beat big opponents. Earlier in 2018, a fan of two-time Olympic champion Vasyl Lomachenko, Sanjeet defeated the world champion bronze medalist Kazakh boxer Sanjar Tursunov in the final of the India Open International Boxing Championship in New Delhi.
Sanjeet took to boxing after watching his brother play. In fact, he started playing the sport so that he wouldn’t need to focus on studies. Initially, he faced some resistance from his parents who wanted him to focus on studies but Sajeet was clear about what he wanted. And when he started winning tournaments at state level, his parents got convinced and began supporting him.
Injuries are part and parcel of an athlete’s life and it has not spared Sanjeet either. In 2019 a biceps injury kept him away from the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers and then he again suffered a shoulder injury during the last World Championships. Fit again Sanjeet now gears up for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games.
- 2021: Gold at Asian Championships, Dubai
- 2020: Gold at Alexis Vastine International Boxing Tournament, France
- 2019: AIBA Men’s Boxing World Championship: Quarter-finals
- 2018: Senior Men’s National Boxing Championships, Pune: Gold
- 2018: India Open International Boxing Championship, New Delhi: Gold
- 2018: World Series of Boxing (WSB), Rohtak: 1 win