Vijender Singh Beniwal is one of the strongest and sturdiest boxers of India who represented India in various international boxing events .He trained himself under the guidance of well-known Indian Boxer Jagdish Singh and bagged the first ever Olympic medal (bronze) in boxing at the Beijing Olympic Games of 2008.
A brief account of his major encompassments is given here:-
Vijender gained the title of WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion in 2016, June.
He actively participated in the Commonwealth Games of the year 2006, 2010 and 2014 and earned two silver and bronze in distinct categories.
In 2010, he dominated the Asian Games in boxing by winning a gold medal in the middleweight category.
Vijender also secured silver and a bronze medal in the Asian championship of 2007 and 2009 at the middleweight category.
He gave an eye-catching performance in the World Championship of 2009 which was held in Milan and secured a bronze medal for the country.
After the historic success in the Olympics, Vijender received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Amanda Beard also known by her married name Amanda Brown is an American swimmer, born on 29th October 1981. The lady has added numerous feathers in her cap by being a seven-time Olympic medalist and is also a former world record holder in 200 meter backstroke (long course).
Here is a quick glimpse of her accomplishments:-
Her clover has made her win the "American Swimmer of the Year" title twice.
Won two gold medals each in 4x100 medley and 200m breaststroke at the 1996 and 2004 Olympics, respectively; both the events were held in Athens.
Roped in two silver medals each for 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke events at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
Winner of two silver medals each for 200m medley and 4X100m medley at the 2004 Athens Olympics
Earned bronze in 200m breaststroke event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Won gold and two silver medals at the 2003 World Championships (LC), held in Barcelona
Clinched two silver medals at the 2004 World Championships (SC), held in Indianapolis