Vikas Krishan Yadav Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on July 29, 2021

Vikas Krishan Yadav is an Indian boxer who competes in the 75 Kg weight category. He is the second Indian boxer after Vijender Singh to qualify for the Olympics for the third time.  In 2021, he bagged the ticket to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Olympics were postponed due to COVID-19 and were held in 2021.

Wiki/Biography

Vikas Krishan Yadav was born on Monday, 10 February 1992 (age 29 years; as of 2021) in Singhwa Khas village, Hisar, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. At the age of 2, Yadav moved to Bhiwani along with his father (his father was transferred there). He did his schooling at BPS Bhiwani. When he was 10 years old, Vikas joined the Bhiwani Boxing Club to learn the basics of boxing. Later, he moved to Pune and joined the Army Sports Institute to train in boxing.  In 2012, Yadav took a year off from boxing to complete his degree at the Kurukshetra University, Haryana.

Physical Appearance

 Height: 5′ 91⁄2″

 Weight: 69 Kg

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 14″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Vikas Krishan Yadav

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father, Krishan Kumar Yadav, is an employee in the Haryana Electricity Department. Not much is known about his mother.

Vikas Krishan Yadav with his mother

Vikas Krishan Yadav with his mother

Wife & Children

Vikas is married and has a son.

Vikas Krishan Yadav with his son

Vikas Krishan Yadav with his son

Career

In 2010, Vikas won a gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships held in Tehran, Iran. Next, he defeated Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in the 2010 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships at Baku. In the same year, he won a Summer Youth Olympics in the lightweight category. He then won a gold medal in the Asian Games.

Vikas Krishan Yadav after winning a boxing match

Vikas Krishan Yadav after winning a boxing match

In 2011, he earned a bronze medal in the welterweight category at World Amateur Boxing Championships. In 2012, he made it to the 2012 London Olympics. He lost his pre-quarterfinal to Errol Spence Jr. He then took a year off from boxing to focus on his studies.

Vikas Krishan Yadav during a boxing tournament

Vikas Krishan Yadav during a boxing tournament

In 2014, he represented India in the Asian Games held at Incheon, South Korea, and won a bronze medal in the middleweight category. Next, he participated in the 2015 Asian Boxing Championships and won a silver medal. In the same year, he participated in the 2015 World Boxing Championships. In 2016 he qualified for the Rio Olympics and won a bronze medal in it.

Vikas Krishan Yadav in Rio Olympics

Vikas Krishan Yadav in Rio Olympics

In 2018, he won a gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Vikas Krishan Yadav in CWG 2018

Vikas Krishan Yadav in CWG 2018

Thereafter, he won a bronze at the 2018 Asian Games. In 2020, he won the ticket to the Tokyo Olympics; becoming the second Indian man after Vijender Singh to qualify for the Olympics for the third time.

Vikas Krishan Yadav with the ticket to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Vikas Krishan Yadav with the ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Medals

Gold

  • Gold at Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010 (Lightweight)
    Vikas Krishan Yadav with a gold medal

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with a gold medal

  • Gold at AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in 2010 (Lightweight)
  • Gold at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in 2018 (Middleweight)
    Vikas Krishan Yadav with a medal (CWG 2018)

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with a medal (CWG 2018)

Silver

  • Silver at Asian Championships in Bangkok in 2015 (Middleweight)

Bronze

  • Bronze at Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010 (Lightweight)
  • Bronze at World Championships in Baku in 2011 (Welterweight)
  • Bronze at Asian Games in Incheon in 2014 (Middleweight)
  • Bronze at Asian Championships in Tashkent in 2017 (Middleweight)
  • Bronze at Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang in 2018 (Middleweight)
    Vikas Krishan Yadav with his Asian Games medal

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with his Asian Games medal

  • Bronze at Asian Championships in Dubai in 2021 (Welterweight)

Awards

  • Best Boxer at National Championships in New Delhi (2010)
  • Arjuna Award by the Government of India (2012)
    Vikas Krishan Yadav receiving Arjuna Award

    Vikas Krishan Yadav receiving Arjuna Award

Favourite Things

  • Food: Pizza
  • Travel Destination: New York

Facts/Trivia

  • Vikas loves riding a bike in his leisure time.
  • He is fluent in Hindi and English and his dialect is Haryanavi.
  • In September 2015, he was placed at world rank 4 in middleweight category boxing by the International Boxing Federation (AIBA).
  • During an interview, Vikas shared that he was very undisciplined and never ate, slept, or trained on time. He said,

    I was very undisciplined earlier. I would never eat on time, sleep on time, wouldn’t train on time. I was not doing the right things. When I entered the Olympic camp in 2019, I was staying with a wrestler, he taught me a lot. He told me how a wrestling world champion structures his day. He gets up an hour or 90 minutes ahead of the training. Then he does yoga, he goes into training 30 minutes before it’s supposed to start to get into the right frame of mind. So I also started doing those things.”

  • In one of his interviews, Vikas shared that he once skipped eating Pizza or any kind of junk food for more than a year. Talking about it, he said,

    Within limits, everyone enjoys junk food. Everyone has cheat days, some people have it once a week others once in a month. But it’s been more than 18 months that I have had a pizza or any kind of junk food.”

  • In 2019, PM Narendra Modi invited him to the PM house to congratulate and honour him for his contribution to Indian boxing.
    Vikas Krishan Yadav with PM Narendra Modi

    Vikas Krishan Yadav with PM Narendra Modi

  • He works out every day to maintain his physical fitness.
    Vikas Krishan Yadav during his workout session

    Vikas Krishan Yadav during his workout session

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