Satish Kumar qualifies for Olympics, and it’s huge!
Satish Kumar has become the first super heavyweight (+91kg) Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games.
Kumar is an Asian Games bronze-medallist (2014), a Commonwealth Games silver-winner (2018) and a two-time bronze-winner at the Asian Championships (2015 and 2019). He qualified for his maiden Olympics — in Tokyo later this year — by making the semifinals of the ongoing Asia/Oceania Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan.
“This would be my first Olympic Games, I don’t have words to express how happy I am. Add to this, I am the first Indian super heavyweight to qualify for an Olympics. Wow! That’s quite something,” Kumar said.
The 30-year-old has been India’s go-to man in the category, representing the country at major events almost exclusively for a decade now.
The imposing boxer started his career back in 2010 and has five national titles under belt.