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Vikas Krishan Yadav Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Age: 29 Years
Weight: 69 Kg

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionBoxer
Famous forBeing the second Indian boxer after Vijender Singh to qualify for the Olympics for the third time [1]Sports Talk 24
Physical Stats & More
[2]Wikipedia Heightin centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9 1⁄2”
[3]Wikipedia Weightin kilograms- 69 kg
in pounds- 152 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Boxing
MedalsGold

• Gold at Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010 (Lightweight)
Vikas Krishan Yadav with a gold medal
• Gold at AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in 2010 (Lightweight)
• Gold at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in 2018 (Middleweight)
Vikas Krishan Yadav with a medal (CWG 2018)

Silver

• Silver at Asian Championships in Bangkok in 2015 (Middleweight)

Bronze

• Bronze at Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010 (Lightweight)
• Bronze at World Championships in Baku in 2011 (Welterweight)
• Bronze at Asian Games in Incheon in 2014 (Middleweight)
• Bronze at Asian Championships in Tashkent in 2017 (Middleweight)
• Bronze at Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang in 2018 (Middleweight)
Vikas Krishan Yadav with his Asian Games medal
• Bronze at Asian Championships in Dubai in 2021 (Welterweight)
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Best Boxer at National Championships in New Delhi (2010)
• Arjuna Award by the Government of India (2012)
Vikas Krishan Yadav receiving Arjuna Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 February 1992 (Monday)
Age (as of 2021)29 Years
BirthplaceSinghwa Khas village, Hisar, Haryana, India
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownSinghwa Khas village, Hisar, Haryana, India
SchoolBPS, Bhiwani
College/UniversityKurukshetra University, Haryana [4]Facebook- Vikas Krishan Yadav
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenHe has one son.
Vikas Krishan Yadav with his son
ParentsFather- Krishan Kumar Yadav (employee in the Haryana Electricity Department)
Mother- Name Not Known
Vikas Krishan Yadav with his mother
Favourite Things
FoodPizza
Holiday DestinationNew York

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vikas Krishan Yadav

  • Vikas Krishan Yadav is an Indian pugilist who competes in the 75 Kg weight category.
  • In 2021, he became the second Indian boxer after Vijender Singh to qualify for the Olympics for the third time. Yadav earned the ticket to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • When Vikas was 2 years old, his father took him to Bhiwani where he (his father) was transferred.
  • At the age of 10, Yadav joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club to learn the sport.
  • Later, he went to Pune and joined the Army Sports Institute to get trained in boxing.
  • Vikas participated in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships held in Tehran, Iran, in 2010 and won a gold medal.
  • In the same year, he participated in AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships at Baku and defeated Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in it.
  • Next, he won a bronze medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in the lightweight category.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav after winning a boxing match

    Vikas Krishan Yadav after winning a boxing match

  • Subsequently, he participated in the 2010 Asian Games and won a gold medal.
  • Vikas won a bronze medal in the welterweight category at World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2011.
  • In 2012, Vikas made it to the London Olympics but lost to Errol Spence Jr. in his pre-quarterfinal.
  • He then took a one-year break from his boxing career to concentrate on his studies.
  • In 2014, he won a bronze medal in the Asian Games held at Incheon, South Korea, in the middleweight category.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav during a boxing match

    Vikas Krishan Yadav during a boxing match

  • In 2015, he participated in the Asian Boxing Championships and won a silver medal.
  • In the same year, Vikas took part in the World Boxing Championships.
  • In 2016, Vikas won a bronze medal in the Rio Olympics.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav in Rio Olympics

    Vikas Krishan Yadav in Rio Olympics

  • He then took part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and won a gold medal.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav in CWG 2018

    Vikas Krishan Yadav in CWG 2018

  • In the same year, he participated in the Asian Games and won a bronze medal.
  • In 2020, he qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with the ticket to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with the ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • In his spare time, Vikas loves to ride a bike.
  • He has a good command of Hindi and English and his dialect is Haryanavi.
  • In September 2015, the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) placed Vikas at world rank 4 in middleweight category boxing.
  • In one of his interviews, Vikas shared that at the beginning of his career he was very undisciplined. He said,

    I was very undisciplined earlier. I would never eat on time, sleep on time, wouldn’t train on time. I was not doing the right things. When I entered the Olympic camp in 2019, I was staying with a wrestler, he taught me a lot. He told me how a wrestling world champion structures his day. He gets up an hour or 90 minutes ahead of the training. Then he does yoga, he goes into training 30 minutes before it’s supposed to start to get into the right frame of mind. So I also started doing those things.”

  • During an interview, Vikas shared that he skipped eating Pizza for more than a year. Talking about the same, he said,

    Within limits, everyone enjoys junk food. Everyone has cheat days, some people have it once a week others once in a month. But it’s been more than 18 months that I have had a pizza or any kind of junk food.”

  • In 2019, he was invited to the PM house by PM Narendra Modi to congratulate and honour him for his achievements in boxing.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with PM Narendra Modi

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with PM Narendra Modi

  • He is a fitness enthusiast and works out regularly to maintain his fitness.

    Vikas Krishan Yadav during his workout session

    Vikas Krishan Yadav during his workout session

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