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KUMAR Akhil Name KUMAR Akhil
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 27 MAR 1981
Residence Gender Male
Height 168 cm Weight - kg
Discipline Boxing

Boxing

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results Decision W/L Opponent
Name NOC
26 SEP 2014 20 : 08 Men's Light (60kg) Round of 16 1 : 2 Lose SUAREZ Charly PHI - Philippines PHI
24 SEP 2014 20 : 17 Men's Light (60kg) Round of 32 TKO : Win LAMA Purna Bahadur NEP - Nepal NEP

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Asian Games
9Bantam (56kg)2006Doha, QAT
Olympic Games
5Bantam (56kg)2008Beijing, CHN
World Championships
17Bantam (56kg)2011Baku, AZE
33Feather (57kg)2009Milan, ITA
Asian Championships
3Bantam (56kg)2007Ulaanbaatar, MGL

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Reading books, listening to music. (bhaskar.com, 02 Sep 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Police Officer
Higher education Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, IND
Spouse & Children Wife Poonam Beniwa, daughter Shambhavi Mishra
Languages Spoken English, Hindi
Club Haryana, India
Coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu [national], IND; Jaydev Bisht [national], IND (indianexpress.com, 31 Aug 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His wife Poonam Beniwal has competed in boxing at national level. His sister-in-law Preeti Beniwal has boxed internationally. (sportskeeda.com, 09 Sep 2014)
International debut 1999 for India (akhilkumarboxer.com, 01 Jan 2009)
Injuries He sustained an injury to his right calf in 2011, which kept him out for four months. (indianexpress.com, 31 Aug 2014)<BR/><BR/>A career-threatening wrist injury meant he was unable to compete for most of 2007. (zeenews.com, 12 Feb 2008)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began boxing at age 13. (akhilkumarboxer.co.in, 05 Aug 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
He took up the sport as a hobby and developed a passion for it. (akhilkumarboxer.co.in, 05 Aug 2012)

Ambitions
To win gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (ibnlive.in.com, 16 Sep 2014)

Training
He cycles to improve his fitness as he does not enjoy running. (indiatimes.com, 02 Sep 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Defeating Russian world champion Sergey Vodopyanov at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (sportskeeda.com, 09 Sep 2014)

Most influential person in career
His wife Poonam Beniwal, boxing coaches Gurbax Sandhu and Jaidev Bisht, weightlifting coach Amreek Singh. (indianexpress.com, 31 Aug 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"A tiger doesn't make a big hue and cry; he does what he needs to do quietly." (indiatimes.com, 02 Sep 2014)

Awards
He won an Arjuna Award in 2005. (nic.in, 09 Oct 2007)

General
COMEBACK
He was selected to represent India at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, following a lengthy period of fitness problems. "The last three or four years have been tough because of injuries. I have never gone through such a difficult period in my life. At times I doubted if I could get back to the same level." (indianexpress.com, 31 Aug 2014)

BOXING AGE LIMIT
He was pleased that the age limit for amateur boxers was raised from 34 to 40. The International Amateur Boxing Federation [AIBA] made the change in 2013. "I was thrilled as I could box competitively for another seven years. Not just for the 2014 Asian Games, but I can also focus on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and beyond." (sportskeeda.com, 09 Sep 2014; indianexpress.com, 31 Aug 2014)

AGAINST SCORING CHANGES
He believes that changes made to the scoring system in boxing in 2013 mean that fighters are often more cautious during bouts. "In the past boxing was remembered for the style and grandeur of the greats like Muhammad Ali, but with the changes everybody has to be on their guard." (indiatimes.com, 11 Feb 2010)

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