An another fable, not of superman but of a ‘hit man’
India, comprising second-most populous country in the world, had all ways dreams to set a sturdy foot in the space of the sports. Cricket, chess and snooker, yes it is true, are gazed at and renowned. But as an inevitable irony, if we look at other sports, never India could prove its ability in any of the international sports event like Olympics and other world champion ships. Why? Why we, second largest human recourse, can’t produce a sign in the sphere of human corporeal power? I am not seeking answer from you; I know you are going to tell about the notorious sports administration and its scandals if you are asked the same question!
So here I will tell you the story of a big chap, Vijender Sing, walks to boxing bout from Hariyana with a gritty resolution to keep India on the tope of the world in his area. Boxing, a game that demands valiant and sudden physical movements, always was kept distance from the main stream of Indian sports. We have always been gazing at the tough punches of Muhammad Ali, Mich Tysen, Gene Tunney, Meldrick Taylor and Jack Dempsey, which can just take away the opponent’s consciousness, with unclosed mouth. Our fate was so! But Vijender Sing attempted to change that fate by bagging bronze medal in the middleweight category at 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. And he continues his endeavors, in September 2009 he reached on the top of the world as he is ranked no; 1 in the middleweight category with 2700 points, according to the latest list released by the international boxing federation (AIBA).
“It is a different feeling. No other Indian boxer has been ranked number one ever and it feels great to achieve yet another first for India. Being top seed at the world championships was a different thing. I will now concentrate on maintaining the top ranking,” he says to media as he was asked about his fresh achievements. Vijender, son of a bus driver, always dared to dream and kept doing tasks to full fill them. His ways,like other common men of India ,was quite rough ,but he managed to reach up to the target. When coach Jagdhish sing recognize his talent, he was getting a new space to emancipate his strength. 2004 Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games 2006 gave him disappointment, but 2006 Asian games gave a hind to rise in the form of bronze medal. From there he never looked back, the story of triumph continued and that reached at the present glorious moment. In July 2009, he was honored with India's highest honor for sportsperson’s award -the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna , later in August 2009 he won a Bronze medal at 2009 World Amateur Boxing Championships at Milan, helped him to gain the new feather on his cap .
Now, I tell you, you can start train your child to punch and to block, if you look at great future for him. But I know you will damn my advice because “why the hell you are saying to practice punches why not to take bat and ball”? With punches my son will not be a Dhoni or Sevag, You know at least I want to make him a Sreeshant !