Pooja Rani Biography:
Pooja Rani is an Indian Professional Boxer and She was born on Sunday, February 17, 1991, in Nimriwali, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India. Her father Rajbir Singh is a former Sub-inspector and his mother Damyanti Devi is a housewife.
Rani has two siblings, an elder brother Arvind Bohra and an elder sister Poonam Bohra. From a very young age, she was interested in boxing. Her father was strict and didn’t want her daughter to pursue a career in boxing and want her to focus on her studies.
Pooja secretly enrolled at the Hawa Singh Boxing Academy to pursue her interest in boxing. She used to stay at her friend’s houses to hide her injuries from her father. One day, her father learned about her boxing dreams, he stopped her from attending the practice.
Pooja coach Sanjay Kumar Sheoran noticed that she was missing from the boxing academy, he visited her home and tried to convince his father to allow Pooja to pursue boxing as her career.
However, Pooja’s father Rajbir was still against her decision. After some time, her father Rajbir allowed her to pursue her dream to become a professional boxer.
Pooja Rani All Wiki Biography:
|Full Name||Pooja Rani Bohra|
|Coach/Mentor||Sanjay Kumar Sheoran|
|Date of Birth||February 17, 1991 (Sunday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||30 Years|
|Birth Place||Nimriwali, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Nimriwali, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India|
|Education Qualifications||Not Known|
In 2014, Pooja won her first Asian Games medal by clinching the Bronze at the 2014 Asian Games held in the Seonhak Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.
In 2012, she made her debut at the Asian Boxing Championships Mongolia and won a Silver medal in the Middleweight category. Later in 2015, in the same event, at the Asian Boxing Championships held in Wulanchabu, China, where she won a Bronze medal in the Middleweight category.
Next in 2019, in the same event, at the Asian Boxing Championships held in Bangkok, she won Gold Medal and again in 2021, in the same event, she Gold Medal.
Pooja next competed in the AIBA World Boxing Championships (2012 and 2016) and Commonwealth Games 2014 but did not win a medal in any of these tournaments. she also failed to secure her place in the Rio Olympics 2016 after being knocked out in the 2nd Round of the AIBA World Boxing Championships.
In 2020, Pooja Rani became the 1st Indian athlete to book a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Pornippa Chutee (Thailand) at the Asia Oceania Olympic Qualifiers quarterfinal round.
Pooja Rani Achievements:
- 5th Youth women State Boxing championship, Balabhgarh 2009: Gold Medal
- 8th Senior Women state Boxing championship, Bhiwani 2009: Gold Medal
- 9th Senior Women State Boxing championship, Samalkha 2010: Gold Medal
- 10th Senior Women State Boxing championship, Bucholi 2011: Gold Medal
- 12th Senior Women State Boxing championship, UBA Hissar 2013: Gold Medal
- 13th Senior Women State Boxing championship, Bhiwani 2014: Gold Medal
- 14th Senior Women State Boxing championship, Rohtak 2015: Gold Meda
- 4th Senior North Zone Boxing championship, Chandigarh 2009: Gold Medal
- 4th Youth women National boxing championship, Goa 2009: Silver Medal
- Federation Cup, Uttrakhand 2009: Gold Medal
- Federation Cup, Nainital 2010: Gold Medal
- 11th Senior women National Boxing championship, Thrissur 2010: Bronze Medal
- All India Inter-University, MLS Udaipur 2011: Gold Medal
- 34th National Games, Jamshedpur 2011: Gold Medal
- 12th Senior women National Boxing Championship, Bhopal 2011: Silver Medal
- 13th Senior women National Boxing Championship, Guwahati 2012: Gold Medal
- 14th Senior women National Boxing Championship, Khatima 2013: Gold Medal
- 16th Senior women National Boxing Championship, Bongaigaon 2015: Gold Medal
- China open Boxing, Guiyang city 2011: Bronze Medal
- Arafura Games, Darwin, Australia 2011: Silver Medal
- 6th Asian Women Boxing championship, Ulaanbaatar 2012: Silver Medal
- 3rd Nations Cup, Verbas, Serbia 2014: Bronze Medal
- 17th Asian Games, Incheon, Korea 2014: Bronze Medal
- 7th Asian Women Boxing championship, Wulanchabu, China 2015: Bronze Medal
- 5th Nations Cup, Ruma, Serbia: Bronze Medal
- 12th South Asian Games, Shillong 2016: Gold Medal
- Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, Bangkok 2019: Gold Medal
- Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, Dubai 2021: Gold Medal
Physical Stats & More
|Height (Approx)||173 cm (in Centimeters) |
1.73 m (in meters)
5’7” (in feet inches)
|Weight (Approx)||75 kg (in kilograms)|
165 lbs (in pounds)
|Parents||Father: Rajbir Singh|
Mother: Damyanti Devi
|Siblings||Brother: Arvind Bohra |
Sister: Poonam Bohra