Hometown: Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
Weight: 98 Kg
|Full name||Satish Kumar Yadav The New Indian Express|
|Famous for||Being the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics in the super heavyweight (+91 Kg) category Olympics.com|
|Physical Stats & More|
|AIBA Height||in centimeters– 188 cm
in meters– 1.88 m
in feet & inches– 6’ 2”
|AIBA Weight||in kilograms– 98 kg
in pounds– 216 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 42 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 16 inches
|Coach/Mentor||Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu|
|Medal(s)||• Silver at Senior National Championships in 2011
• Gold at Senior National Championships in 2013
• Bronze at Asian Games in 2014
• Silver at Asian Championships in 2015
• Gold at Senior National Championships in 2015
• Silver at Commonwealth Games in 2018
|Date of Birth||4 May 1989 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||32 Years|
|Birthplace||Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Not Known|
|Parents||Father– Name Not Known (farmer)
Mother– Name Not Known
|Siblings||Brother(s)– He has three brothers. One of his elder brothers is in the Indian army.|
|Boxer(s)||Vikas Krishan Yadav, Vijender Singh|
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- Satish Kumar is an Indian pugilist who competes in the super heavyweight (+91 Kg) category.
- He grew up in a middle-class family in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
- Satish was good at sports like cricket and hockey in his childhood but never thought of making a career in sports.
- Satish got inspired by his elder brother (who was serving in the Indian army) to join the Indian army.
- In 2008, Satish joined the Indian army as a Sepoy.
- While he was posted in Ranikhet, Uttrakhand, Satish came to the attention of the boxing coaches for his height during a boxing camp. They urged him to try his luck in boxing.
- At that time, Satish was not aware of what boxing actually meant. He confused boxing with WWE. In an interview, while telling an amusing fact, he said,
I heard about boxing for the first time in 2008. Otherwise, I used to think that WWE is boxing. I knew Undertaker and John Cena but not real boxing.”
- He was 19 years old when he started his professional boxing career.
- Satish participated in various local and state-level boxing competitions for two years and made his debut at the national level when he was 21 years old.
- In 2011, he participated in the Senior National Boxing Championships and won a silver medal.
- The next year, he won a gold medal by defeating Praveen Kumar in the finals of the Indian National Championships.
- In 2013, Satish participated Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Russia and won a bronze medal.
- Subsequently, he represented India at ASBC Asian Continental Championships in Amman, Jordan (2013).
- The same year, he took part in the AIBA World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. However, he was disqualified from the event after his pre-quarterfinal bout due to an injury. He won a silver at the event.
- He then won two bronze medals; one at the 2014 Asian Games held in Icheon and the other at the 2015 Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok.
- His career saw a downfall at the 2016 Rio Olympics when he was ruled out of the game due to an injury.
- Satish won a silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- Kumar then participated in the Grand Prix Ustinad Labem in the Czech Republic and won a gold medal (2018).
- Satish won the ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in March 2020; becoming the first Indian heavyweight boxer (91kg category) to ever qualify for an Olympics. The Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Apart from boxing, he is also serving in the Indian army. Satish is included in the Indian government’s Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS). He is also associated with JWS Sports.
- In his spare time, Kumar loves listening to music.
- He is a fitness enthusiast and hits the gym daily.
- In 2018, Satish received the Arjuna Award by the Government of India for his contribution to boxing.
- He gives the credit of his success to the Indian army. In an interview, he said,
If it wasn’t for the army, I don’t think I would be where I am now. I come from a place where not many set goals for themselves early in life but after I joined the army, I got the direction.”