Pooja Rani Biography
Pooja Rani Bohra is an Indian middleweight boxer born on March 17, 1992. Pooja Rani was the Asian champion twice (in 2019 and 2021). In the 75 kg division, Pooja Rani took home the bronze medal from the 2014 Asian Games. Pooja Rani took home the gold medal from the 2016 South Asian Games. Pooja Rani also placed second (2012) and third (2015) in the 75 kg weight divisions at the Asian Championship. In the 75 kg division, Pooja Rani competed for India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Pooja Rani was a seven-time national champion and lost in the second round of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in May 2016, which prevented her from qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Pooja Rani became the first Indian to earn a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics 2020.
Pooja Rani Bohra comes from the village of Nimriwali in the Bhiwani region of Haryana state, which is regarded as the birthplace of the sport in India. She waited a year for the guts to enroll in her town’s Hawa Singh Boxing Academy and concealed her decision from her father, who she knew would not be pleased. In order to keep her father from learning about her injuries, she would conceal them from the sport and stay at friends’ homes until her wounds healed.
For about six months, Pooja had to overcome her father’s distaste for the sport in order to be permitted to compete professionally. She talks about how her father used to warn her that “good children did not play boxing” in an interview. Her father forbade her from attending courses after learning of her desire to become a boxer. To get her family to let her compete, her coach Sanjay Kumar Sheoran had to make a strong argument. Nevertheless, it took her almost half a year to persuade her parents to let her pursue a career in boxing.
Her first significant victory was in 2009 when she defeated prominent Haryana boxer Preeti Beniwal in the state championships. She then went on to earn a silver medal in the 60kg division at the Youth Nationals and became a youth state champion. Her father gave her a bike as a reward when her family began to support her.
Her hand burnt during Diwali in 2017, preventing her from using it for six months. She rushed into training, eager to make up for missed time, and hurt her shoulder. With her confidence shaken, Rani decided it would be best to move to the 81kg division. By defeating Wang Lina of China in April 2019, she took home the gold at the ASBC Asian Championship.
Pooja works for the Haryana government as an inspector of income taxes as well.
Pooja first gained recognition on the national scene in 2009 when she emerged victorious in the National Youth Boxing Championship. After winning silver in both the 2012 Australian Arafura Games and the Asian Boxing Championships, Pooja Rani rose to the top of the field to earn a spot in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Pooja Rani did not, however, make it to the Rio Olympics after losing in the second round of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2016.
Pooja Rani also had the chance to compete for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but in the Round of 16, she was defeated 0–3 by renowned English fighter Savannah Marshal. Pooja Rani also competed for India at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship, losing in the opening round.
Full Name: Pooja Rani Bohra
Born: 17 March 1992
Age: 31 Years
Place of Birth: Nimriwali, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India
Height: 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight class: Middleweight (75 kg)