Former Asian Games winner Vikash Krishan Yadav returned with a top success in the Indian Men’s National Trials

Following the Indian Women’s National Trials their Men’s National Selection Trials was held in Bellary, Karnataka. Among India’s stars their medallists from the last AIBA World Boxing Championships Amit Panghal and Manish Kumar were in saved position both boxers will be there in the Qualification Event. India’s former star Vikash Krishan Yadav returned to the world of boxing and won the welterweight (69kg) in Karnataka.

The competition was the main selection event for the upcoming Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event which is re-scheduled and will be held in Amman, Jordan on March 3-11. All of the winners of the Men’s National Trials secured their spots for the Qualifiers and will be represented Team India in Amman.  

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games winner Gaurav Solanki moved up to the bantamweight (57kg) and the 23-year-old boxer regained his place in the top national team following his performance in Karnataka. Solanki defeated ASBC Asian Boxing Confederation Championships silver medallist in the semi-finals and continued his winning path against Mohamed Hussamuddin who achieved also medals in big events.

Vikash Krishan Yadav won the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and the Asian Games in 2010 and in the recent years he claimed several medals in the top events. The two-time Olympian Krishan returned to his best category to the welterweight (69kg) and defeated India’s two top national team members as Ashish Kulhriya and Duryodhan Singh Negi during his road to the title.

Ashish Kumar represented Team India at the middleweight (75kg) in 2019 and claimed silver medal at the Bangkok ASBC Asian Boxing Championships. The new Indian hero kept his top national place in the event after beating a younger opponent Ankit Khatana in the final. The main sensation of the whole National Trials was delivered by South Asian Games bronze medallist Sachin Kumar who triumphed over a more experienced rival, Brijesh Yadav in the final of the light heavyweight (81kg).

The heavyweight (91kg) saw tough battles but the main favourite of the National Trials, Naman Tanwar succeeded finally and picked to represent India in Amman. The AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Tanwar landed better punches than Naveen Kumar in the final. India’s top super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer Satish Kumar is member of the national team since 2012 therefore he realized his golden dreams using his experiences to beat Narender Berwal.

List of the winners in the Indian Men’s National Trials
57kg: Gaurav Solanki
69kg: Vikash Krishan Yadav
75kg: Ashish Kumar
81kg: Sachin Kumar
91kg: Naman Tanwar
+91kg: Satish Kumar

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