The land of Haryana has been an unlimited searching floor for the brightest abilities in Indian boxing because the flip of the twenty first century, making family names of stars similar to Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan Yadav, Pooja Rani, Amit Panghal, and lots of extra. One other such star within the making on the Khelo India College Video games 2021 is the younger Akshay ‘Kumar’ Siwach from Bhiwani, Haryana.
20-year-old boxer Akshay was named after the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Sharing an anecdote about he bought his identify, Akshay stated, “My household identify is definitely Siwach, however I’m extra generally often known as Akshay Kumar by my family and friends. After I was born, my mom named me Akshay, and my father added the identify ‘Kumar’ as a result of he was keen on the actor by the identical identify. That’s how I bought this identify.”
Akshay is competing within the 63.5kg weight class on the Khelo India College Video games 2021, the place he’s representing OPJS College, Rajasthan. He has already breezed into the semi closing of the competitors, the place he’s set to face Harshdeep on wednesday.
Talking in regards to the Khelo India platform, Akshay acknowledged that the platform will assist younger athletes by providing them competitors in opposition to the most effective athletes from throughout the nation.
“The Khelo India College Video games are like a take a look at among the many finest younger athletes within the nation, as a result of to qualify for this stage, the athletes should already come by state and college degree qualifying competitions beforehand,” he stated.
“Oragnising these Video games is an effective initiative by the Authorities of India. They perceive the wants of younger athletes and provides them an opportunity to make progress of their respective self-discipline. I’m proud of the weight loss program that’s being given to athletes who’ve come right here. We’re being given the appropriate weight loss program in the appropriate quantities. Aside from their coaching, that is an important side for athletes to enhance. The lodging services are additionally excellent, so we will focus totally on our efficiency within the Video games and never fear about the place the assets will come from.”
Boxing got here naturally to younger Akshay Siwach as he hails from a household with a wealthy legacy within the sport. With two uncles and an elder brother who’ve competed at Worldwide degree, Akshay believes he was destined to take up the game from a younger age. Nevertheless, the supply of his inspiration comes from one other famend identify.
“I idolise and attempt to comply with Vikas Krishan Yadav, as a result of I’m additionally a southpaw identical to him and we each come from Bhiwani. He is a good boxer, and his greatest high quality is how he applies his thoughts in every bout. He exhibits that boxing is not only a bodily sport, however a psychological battle as nicely.”