Ashish Kumar (born 18 July 1994) is an Indian amateur boxer who competes within the middleweight category. He won a medal at the 2019 Asian Championships and a medal at the 20195 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament held in Bangkok. He also won a ribbon at the 2020 Asia/Oceania Olympics Qualifier and represented India in the middleweight category at the 2020 Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.
Early and Education Lifestyle
Ashish Kumar was born on 18 July in the year 1994 he belongs to Dhanotu, Mandi district, which is located in Himachal Pradesh to Bhagat Ram Dogra and Durga Devi. His father was a farmer and had also played kabaddi at the national level. Kumar was also inspired to require up boxing by his brothers and cousins who have competed both at the national and international levels in Boxing, Wrestling, and Wushu. Kumar’s father had died a month just before Kumar competed at the year of 2020 Olympic Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan. He went on to succeed in the semifinals of the event and had won a decoration and thus qualified for the 2020 Olympics in the Tokyo Games held in Tokyo.
A career in Commonwealth games
Kumar won his first National Games medallion in 2015 in Kerala. He won his debut international medal as a silver medalist at the 2019 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok within the middleweight category. He won the prize in 2019 at Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament that was held in Bangkok. He had played in the middleweight category for Gujarat Giants and also in the maiden Big Bout Indian Boxing League held in the year 2019. Gujarat Giants won the league and Ashish Kumar was declared 5the Player of the Tie in the ultimate match. In March in the year 2020, Kumar reached the semifinals of the 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan, and qualified for the year of 2020 Summer Olympics.