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Living LEGEND of SIKKIM, Arjuna Awardee Gorkha Boxer Shri Jas Lal Pradhan

For the sports lovers of this tiny ‪Himalayan‬ ‪State‬ year 1982 was a memorable year, as in this year one of the Sikkim's gallant son ‪Boxer‬ Shri ‪Jas‬ Lal ‪Pradhan‬, did pride to all of us by bagging the Gold medal in boxing in 9th ‪‎Asian‬ ‪Games‬ held at ‪Seoul‬, South Korea. He was born on 24th April,1957 in middle class family to Mr. & Mrs. Man Bahadur Pradhan at ‪‎Khamdong‬, ‪Singtam‬, East ‪Sikkim‬. After attending schooling in his native village, he went to Roorkee, ‪Uttarkhand‬ & he developed a keen interest in boxing at the age of 15. Then he joined the ‪#‎Indian‬ ‪#‎Army‬ as a Soldier but he pursued boxing even in the service.

The biggest events he participated in 1982 was Asian Games, New ‪Delhi‬ where he bagged a bronze medal and the year 1984 he participated in ‪Los‬ Angeles ‪Olympics‬ where he again won bronze medal. He also won a bronze medal at the ‪#‎Commonwealth‬ Games in Brisbane in 1981. The ‪Government‬ of India honored him with the ‪Arjuna‬ ‪Award‬ in 1983. Indian ‪#‎Amateur‬ Boxing ‪#‎Federation‬ declared him Best Boxer of the Country for two years - 1981 & 1983. The Government of Sikkim also ‪awarded‬ ‪‎Khel‬ Samman, a ‪#‎civilian‬ award in May,2012.

At present he is serving as State Boxing Coach of Sikkim & the differences he has made in this field in Sikkim can be most visible in the interest ‪youngsters‬ are showing in this discipline and the numerous medals they have been winning in different boxing championship in the country. He is a retired Army Officer and he acquired the Army Graduation and ‪Sports‬ Diploma.

Below are the details list of his achievements


- Gold medal in the IX Asian Boxing Championship at South Korea (Seoul) in 1982.

- A bronze medal in Mini Commonwealth Game at Australia (Brisbane) in 1981

- Participated in VIIIth Kings cup at Thailand, Bangkok in 1982,

- Participated in XXIII Olympic Game at Los Angeles (USA) in 1984,

- Participated in XI Asian Boxing championship at Japan (Okinawa) in 1993 and USSR international boxing.


- Gold medal in Junior National Boxing championship held at Hyderabad in 1975.

- Gold medal in Senior National Boxing Championship held at Tamil Nadu in 1976.

- Gold medal in Senior National Boxing Championship held at Jamshedpur in 1981.

- Gold medal in Senior National Boxing Championship held at Delhi, Bombay.

- Won double gold medals in Senior National Boxing Championship in 1981-83 and was even declared the 
   Best Boxer of the country.

- In 1983, he was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award.


- Detailed as a Coach for the National Coaching Camp during 1990 (Asian Game).

- Detailed as Services Coach in 1992.

- Detailed as Coach 1st Uzbakistan Independence Cup 1993 held at Taskent (Uzbekistan).

- Detailed as Coach Seoul Cup International Boxing Championship 1995 held at South Korea (Seoul).

- Detailed as Coach for the Indian Team of YMCA 1st International Boxing Tournament 1995 held at New 
   Delhi - his wards won four Gold Medal, Five Silver and Seven Bronze Medal.

- Detailed as Coach for the Training Camp 1994 Asian Game Boxer won Four Bronze Medal. 1994 World 
  Cup Boxing Championship at Bangkok, Thailand - his wards won One Bronze Medal.

- 9th SAF Game 1995 held at Madras (India) participated as a Coach Boxer, his wards won 10 Gold 
   Medal and 2 Silver Medal.

- Mayours Cup Boxing Championship 1996 held at Philipine CEBU CITY II Olympic Qualified Round - 
   two boxers selected for Atlanta (USA)

With Another Gorkha Boxer Shiva Thapa from Assam

Arjuna Award in 1983 from President Gyani Jail Singh

Credits - Sikkim Sports facebook Page

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