Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Vijender Singh Move to No 1 Spot

Olympic brownish champ Vijender Singh on Tuesday became the aboriginal Indian to be ranked the No. 1 middleweight pugilist in the apple by the All-embracing Boxing Association (AIBA).

Vijender, who afresh won the country’s aboriginal brownish badge in the Apple Championships in Milan, has topped the credibility account in the 75 kg area with 2700 points, followed Emillo Correa Bayeux of Cuba, who has 2500 points. Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan , who defeated Vijender in Milan , is in the third position with 2100 points.

Vijender was No. 2 in the blueprint back the AIBA launched the official apple rankings for the aboriginal time aftermost ages in an accomplishment to actuate seedings, which was additionally acclimated during the contempo Apple meet.

The lists are aggregate according to the cardinal of credibility won by boxers in altered baronial contest like the Olympics, the Apple Championships, the Adolescence Apple Championships and the continental meets. Since added credibility are awarded in the Olympics and the Apple Championships, Vijender has begin a abode advanced of abounding of his absurd rivals.

“This honour is like acceptable addition all-embracing medal,” said Vijender. “The No. 1 baronial is the acceptance of my connected adamantine assignment and bendability at the top level. Now, the best important assignment is to advance my position at the top,” he added.

Vijender said he was now motivated to accomplish more good in future. “I am not a being who takes things agilely in the ring. Now that I accept been clubbed with the best, my accomplishment would be to do more good in all-embracing tournaments,” Vijender commented.

National drillmaster G.S. Sandhu said Vijender’s acclivity to the top atom was the aftereffect of his adherence to the sport. “During convenance sessions, Vijender would anxiously accept to every apprenticeship of his coach. Other boxers ancient tend to balloon the advice, but Vijender would never do the aforementioned aberration twice,” Sandhu said.

The Olympic medal, Sandhu felt, fabricated Vijender a badly assured boxer. “In the Milan Apple meet, afterwards Vijender had a attending at the draw, he declared he was activity to win a medal. I accept never apparent an Indian boxer cogent such aplomb in an all-embracing meet,” said Sandhu.

Former apple adolescence best Thokchom Nanao Singh has absent three places to grab the eighth position with 1400 credibility in the ablaze flyweight (48kg) category. Olympian Akhil Kumar has gone bottomward a rung to 10th atom in the agile (57kg) class with 1050 credibility while Suranjoy Singh was 17th in the flyweight (51kg) category.

World Championships division finalist Dinesh Kumar has retained the sixth atom with 1550 credibility in the ablaze weight (81kg) category.

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