President, PM congratulate Vijender on clinching Asia title

New Delhi :  Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh celebrates  after beating Australia's  Kerry Hope and won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: PTI

New Delhi : Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh celebrates after beating Australia’s Kerry Hope and won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
Photo: PTI

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Vijender Singh on clinching the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title, saying that the star boxer has made the country proud with his feat.

Vijender scored a dominating win over Welsh-born Australian Kerry Hope in a 10-round bout here last night.

“Hearty congratulations @boxervijender, you have made whole nation proud with victory in WBO Asia Pacific championship,” President Mukherjee wrote on his official twitter handle.

PM Narendra Modi lauded Vijender for his immense skill, strength and stamina while defeating his opponent to win the Asia Pacific title.

“Congratulations @boxervijender for a hard fought and well deserved win. It was yet another display of immense skill, strength & stamina,” tweeted PM Modi.

Among others, Indian cricket limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star boxer Mary Kom, former India cricketers Virender Sehwag and V V S Laxman, and Haryana and Delhi Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar and Arvind Kejriwal also congratulated Vijender on his achievement.