Pooja Rani (Indian Boxer) Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Net Worth, Wins Gold

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Who is Pooja Rani?

Pooja Rani Boora, born 17 February 1991 is an Indian middleweight boxer. She won the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in the 75 kg category. 

She won the gold medal in the South Asian Games 2016. She also won Silver (2012) and Bronze (2015) in Asian Championship 75 kg weight categories. She represented India at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 in the 75 kg category.

In 2016, she failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics when she lost at the second round of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in May 2016. In 2020 she became the first Indian to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Pooja Rani Defeats Ichrak Chaib In The Tokyo Olympics

Boxer Pooja Rani continued her superb form in the Tokyo Olympics and made her way into the quarterfinals of the women’s 75kg middleweight quarterfinals by defeating Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib in the round of 16 on Wednesday.

Pooja Rani, the reigning Asian champion and the first Indian athlete to qualify for the Olympics, won by a unanimous 5-0 decision against her 20-year-old opponent to move one step closer towards assuring herself and India of a medal.

Pooja Rani Biography, Wiki

Pooja Rani

Pooja Rani Bohra hails from Nimriwali village of Haryana state’s Bhiwani district, considered to be the sport’s cradle in India. It took her a year to find the courage to join the Hawa Singh Boxing Academy in her town and kept it secret from her father, whom she knew would disapprove when she did.[7] She would hide her injuries from the sport so that her father would not find out, staying over at friend’s houses while her wounds subsided.

Pooja had to fight against her father’s dislike of the sport to be allowed to compete professionally for almost six months. In an interview, she mentions how her father would tell her that ‘good children did not play boxing’. When her father found out about her boxing ambitions, he banned her from attending classes. Her coach Sanjay Kumar Sheoran had to plead with her family to allow her to compete. Even so, it took nearly six months to convince her parents to allow her to box professionally.

Her first major win came in 2009 defeating a leading Haryana boxer Preeti Beniwal in the state championships, she became a youth state champion and followed it up with a silver in the Youth Nationals in the 60kg category. Her family started supporting her and Her father rewarded her with a bike.

On Diwali 2017, she burnt her hand, which kept her out for six months. Eager to make up for a lost time, she hurried into training and sustained a shoulder injury. Her confidence dented, Rani felt it was better to switch to the 81kg category. In April 2019, she won the ASBC Asian Championship gold by defeating China’s Wang Lina.

Pooja also serves as an Income Tax inspector at the Haryana government.

Full NamePooja Rani Boora
Age30
Sport CategoryBoxing -Middleweight (75 kg)
Date of Birth17 February 1991
HometownNimriwali, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Height170 c.m, 5’8′
Weight75 Kg
CoachSanjay Singh
AchievementBronze medal in 2014 Asian Games (75 kg). Gold medal in South Asian Games 2016. Silver (2012) and Bronze (2015) in Asian Championship (75 kg). Gold medal in 2019 (81 kg) & 2021 (75 kg) Asian Boxing Championship
Networth$1 million – $6 million
ParentDamyanti Devi and Rajbir Singh
Alma MaterHawa Singh Boxing Academy

Pooja Rani Boxing Career

Pooja won the National Youth Boxing Championship in 2009, after which she broke through to the national stage. She then won the silver medal at the Asian Boxing Championships 2012 and the Arafura Games held in Australia in 2012, making her one of the top contenders to qualify for the 2016 Olympics at Rio. However, she lost at the second round of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in 2016 and thus failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

She also had the opportunity to represent India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games but lost to famous English boxer Savannah Marshal 0–3 in the Round of 16. She also represented India at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, where she made a first-round exit.

Pooja Rani Achievements And Medals

Asian Games

YearPlaceEventMedal
2014Incheon, South KoreaMiddleweightBronze

Asian Boxing Championships

YearPlaceEventMedal
2019 & 2021Bangkok, Thailand, Dubai U.A.ELight HeavyweightGold
2015Wulanchabu, ChinaMiddleweightBronze
2012Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaMiddleweightSilver

Other International Achievements

  • South Asian Games 2016 – Gold
  • China Open Boxing 2011 – Bronze
  • Arafura Games 2011 – Silver

National and State Level Achievements

  • Senior Women National Boxing Championship, 2010 – Bronze, 2011- Siver, 2012- Gold, 2013- Gold, 2015- Gold
  • National Games, 2011 – GOLD
  • Federation Cup, 2009 – GOLD
  • Federation Cup, 2010 – GOLD
  • Senior North Zone Boxing Championship, 2009 – GOLD
  • Youth Women National Boxing Championship, 2009 – SILVER
  • Youth Women State Boxing Championship, 2009 – GOLD
  • Senior Women State Boxing Championship, 2009, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15- GOLD

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Who is Pooja Rani?

Pooja Rani Boora, born 17 February 1991 is an Indian middleweight boxer. She won the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in the 75 kg category. 

What is Pooja Rani’s Net Worth?

$1 million – $6 million

What is Pooja Rani’s parents’ name?

Damyanti Devi and Rajbir Singh

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