Sandeep Kaur, auto driver’s teenage daughter, clinches gold at 13th International Silesian Boxing Championship

Many inspiring stories of the unsung heroes came to limelight in the recently concluded Asian Games played in Indonesia. Here we are telling you a special heart-whelming story of teenage boxer Sandeep Kaur who attained the top spot with gold medal in the 52kg category of 13th International Silesian Boxing Championship played in Poland.

Sandeep achieved the remarkable mark by claiming thumping 5-0 win over local boxer Karolina Ampuska in the final.

Early Life of Sandeep Kaur

The 16-year-old teenage boxer who has attained glory for India at the International Level belongs to Hassanpur Viilage of Patiala. She had not only competed with the stiff challenges inside the ring but also the hatred of real world outside the ring. Be it the financial circumstances or the pressure from family, friends and neighbours to enforce her to quit the sport.

Sandeep’s father supported the wishes and demands of his daughter by driving auto-rickshaw for extra hours on the roads of Patiala. Although the earnings of the family was just to meet the daily expenses of the big family, Sandeep’s father always ensured extra care and check for the needs of Sandeep Kaur in the boxing ring and her special diet.

The source of inspiration

Sandeep after claiming the winning trophy mentioned that her source of inspiration was her uncle Simranjit Singh. Talking about her uncle, she further mentioned that he had also showed his grace in the boxing ring for the village academy. She further added that her uncle motivated her as a child to opt for boxing as career.

Sandeep Kaur
Sandeep used to adjoin her uncle to practice in academy for his matches. Seeing passionate boxers thumping down the opponents in the boxing ring added interest of Sandeep Kaur for the game. She was just 8 year old when she first picked up the boxing gloves and started training.

Amid all the pressure from the society and the family to abandon Boxing as career, Sandeep has earned special mention for the family and the entire village by bagging gold in an international event.



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