Commonwealth Games Medal a Birthday Present for Son, Says Doting Dad Vijender Singh

This was Vijender Singh's third successive Commonwealth Games appearance. He won a silver in 2006, settled for a bronze in 2010 before getting a silver again.

updated: September 12, 2014 13:03 IST
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Vijender Singh celebrates after winning silver.


Glasgow: A swollen face, a ligament injury in the left hand and a terribly groggy throat courtesy a bout of flu -- Vijender Singh fought through all this to get a near-perfect birthday present for his son -- a Commonwealth Games silver medal.

The former middleweight world number one lost to England's Antony Fowler in the final on Saturday night to settle for his second silver medal in the Commonwealth Games. (Boxers Take 4 Silvers)

"I sustained an injury very soon into the bout. It is a ligament injury in the left hand. It hampered me immensely and allowed him to get the upperhand but I feel I still managed to put up a decent fight in the last round," the 28-year-old said.

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