Sonia Chahel

Date of Birth: 03/08/1997

Place of Birth: Dadri, Haryana

Stance: Orthodox

Hailing from the boxing-rich land of Haryana, Sonia’s tryst with boxing is a tale of how inspiration transcends generations. The young girl was mesmerized by the charismatic Haryana boxer Kavita Chahal, the first female pugilist to receive the Arjuna award from the state. In 2011 when Kavita won bronze in the Asian Cup Boxing tournament in China, Sonia nurtured a secret passion for the sport. Supported by her parents, her dreams finally took flight when she joined the Bhiwani Boxing Academy. She stayed and practised there for five years until 2016, coming up the ranks as coaches started taking note of her.

In her very first year of training, Sonia won silver at the National School Games and bronze in the sub-junior national championship in 2012. Proving herself at the youth level, Sonia secured her first national gold in 2016.

Now, boxing alongside Kavita Chahal, the 21-year old won the bronze at the 32nd Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament in Turkey. Brimming with confidence and a special focus on increasing her core strength, Sonia won a Silver in her maiden World Championship appearance while India hosted the 20th AIBA Women’s World Championship in November, 2018. The 21-year-old showed that she knows how to peak in major events as she clinched a bronze from the 2019 Asian Championships.


  • 2019: Gold at National Championships, Kerala
  • 2019: Asian Boxing Championships, Bangkok: Bronze
  • 2018: 20th AIBA Women‘s World Championship, Delhi: Silver
  • 2018: 32nd Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament; Turkey: Bronze
  • 2017: Serbia Cup; Gold
  • 2017: Invitational Boxing Tournament; Ireland: QF
  • 2016: National Boxing Championship; Gold
  • 2012: Sub-junior National Championship; Bronze
  • 2011: School National Boxing Games; Silver