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Paramjeet Samota (born 5 July 1988) is an Indian amateur boxer best known to win the Commonwealth title 2010 at Super Heavyweight.

Career

Samota won a gold medal in the Super heavyweight category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, defeating Tariq Abdul Haqq of Trinidad & Tobago 5-1.[2][3] In the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Championships held in New Delhi from 10–18 March 2010, he, along with five other fellow Indians, won a gold medal, defeating New Zealand's Joseph Parker 7-3.[4][5] He won a bronze medal in the Men's Super heavyweight category at the 2010 Asian Games, as he lost in the semifinals to eventual winner Zhang Zhilei.[6]

References

  1. ^ Sharma, Nitin (12 October 2010). "Family search for tickets as Paramjeet makes final". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Unnikrishnan, G. (13 October 2010). "Pugilists sign off on a high". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2010". BBC Sports. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2016. Paramjeet Samota added a third gold medal for India in the super-heavyweight category, comfortably defeating Tariq Abdul Haqq of Trinidad and Tobago 5-1. 
  4. ^ "Indians make clean sweep to bag overall title". Deccan Herald. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2016. Earlier, the day started perfectly for the Indians when Samota eked out a hard-fought 7-3 triumph over New Zealand's Joseph Parker 
  5. ^ "India claim overall title in Commonwealth Boxing Championship". Times of India. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vikas, Dinesh in finals; Suranjoy, Samota get bronze in Asiad". The Times of India. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2010.