Santosh Harijan is not someone who was born with the silver spoon. Coming from a small town called Mapusa in north Goa, life was not always a vacation for Santosh. With lack of proper training facilities in his town and his poor financial condition, the 23 year old has grinded his way through to emerge as one of the rising stars of Indian Boxing.
A gold medalist of the junior Asian championship in 2005 in the light flyweight category, he has also won two silver medals in the National Championships in 2009 and 2010. In the international arena, he has already won a gold at the Challenge Cup in Sri Lanka and a bronze at the Memorial Cup in Kazakhstan earlier this year. His biggest achievement came July this year when he won the bronze medal in the Giraldo Córdova Cardin memorial boxing tournament in Cuba. And with most Cuban boxers officials all praise for him, Harijan has now become a regular member of the Indian boxing squad. (Source)
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