New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Boxer Vijender Singh, who has won a bronze medal for the first time in the World Boxing Championship, returned to New Delhi on Sunday night.
Vijender made India proud at the World Boxing Championships in Milan on Wednesday by winning a bronze medal. He is the first Indian to win a bronze in the World Championships.
He had defeated Derevyanchenko Sergiy of Ukraine by 12-4 in quarterfinal round but lost to Attoev Abbos by 3-7 in the semi-final round of the 75-kilogram category.
Atoev had earlier lost to Vijender in the Asian Boxing Championship.
Vijender was given a warm welcome in the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Hordes of people gathered outside the airport to take a glimpse of the boxer.
The boxer was euphoric to see such a huge amount of crowd waiting to welcome him.
“It was a wonderful experience and I am quite elated to see such a grand welcome for me. It shows India has many people who love boxing. It feels nice to see that and win the medal,” said Vijender Singh.
Meanwhile, coach G S Sandhu proudly walked with his boxing champs claiming that boxing has started creating history from last year.
“Boxing is creating a history from last year starting from Olympics to Asian Boxing Championship and now in World Boxing Championship,” said G.S Sandhu. (ANI)