There is always a medal hope from Amit Panghal and the same expectations were from him in the Tokyo Olympics, which he could not live up to, but he has made a strong comeback in the Commonwealth.
Amit Panghal could not win a medal in Tokyo Olympics. (PTI Photo)
Indian players are being showered medal upon medal in Birmingham. Sunday’s day remained the same. Medals came and went in India’s bag. One of these medalists is a boxer.Mit Panghal, Amit showed the power of his claws and won the gold medal in the 51 kg weight category. Amit is the boxer from whom the whole country has always had hopes and some similar expectations were from him in the Tokyo Olympics, which he could not live up to and got out, but Amit did not give up and now shines in the Commonwealth Games. .
Panghal thus improved the color of the silver medal of the previous stage. He defeated European Championship silver medalist McDonald Kieran by a margin of 5-0. This is Amit’s first gold medal in these games. The last time he was able to win a silver medal in Gold Coast.
New script written after Tokyo
Amit is the boxer of the country from whom there is always hope of a medal. The same situation was also in Tokyo Olympics-2020. The whole country was expecting a medal from Amit. The reason for this was Amit’s strong performance at the international level. Amit won a silver medal at the World Championships in 2019. In the same year, he was successful in winning the gold medal in the Asian Championships and a year before that, i.e. in 2018, he had also won the gold medal in the Asian Games. This was the reason why Amit was considered a medal contender in the Olympics, but The opposite happened. Amit could not reach the medal round in the Olympics. After this, Amit’s name as if disappeared. But something else was going on in Amit’s mind during this time. He was silent, roaring to return.
What happened in the Tokyo Olympics was an unforgettable one for Amit who broke this boxer. But where should that player give up? Amit is also a player and that is why he did not give up. He kept working hard. In the same year, he managed to win a silver medal at the Thailand Open. Amit was now back on his way and he now had a challenge to prove himself in the Commonwealth Games. Amit did not let this opportunity go by hand and announced his return to win the gold medal in these games. But Amit also knows that he still has a long way to go.
started boxing because of brother
One of the big reasons why Amit has reached here is his brother. His elder brother Ajay was also a boxer. It was Ajay who brought Amit to boxing. In an interview, Amit had said about Ajay, “Credit goes to my elder brother Ajay. He is my best coach.” Ajay also wanted to make a career in boxing but the family could afford only one, so Ajay allowed Amit to move forward and retreated himself.
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