Sumit Sangwan

Karnal, Haryana

DOB – 1st January 1993

Event – Light Heavyweight (81 kg)

Sumit is a young and talented boxer from Haryana. He took to Boxing at a young age and started making a mark on the national circuit from the time he was 16 years old. His first major international victory was the Asian Olympic qualifiers in Kazakhstan where Sumit won the Gold medal. This victory also gave him the right to represent India at the 2012 Olympics in London. Although Sumit lost in the first round in London, his performance in the bout was excellent and many people actually thought that Sumit was the winner of the bout against Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino.

Sumit is the reigning national champion in the Light Heavyweight category. At the 2013 World Boxing Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sumit lost in the quarter final to eventual silver medalist and world number 1 AdilbekNiyazymbetov. Sumit participated in the World Series Boxing league in 2014 representing the American outfit USA Knockouts. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Sumit lost in the quarter finals to the eventual gold medalist David Nyika of New Zealand. He missed the Asian Games 2014 due to a hand injury.

- Gold Medalist, Olympics Qualifiers (Asia), Astana, 2012
- Bronze Medalist, Bocksai Invitational tournament, Hungary 2014

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