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Asian Games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh dies at 42 after long battle with cancer-Sports News , Happy Easterday

Asian Video games gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh dies at 42 after lengthy battle with cancer-Sports activities Information , Pleased Easterday

Dingko Singh endured a protracted battle with liver most cancers and even fought COVID-19 final 12 months.

File picture of former boxer Dingko Singh. Picture credit score: Mumbai Marathon

New Delhi: Asian Video games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh died on Thursday after a protracted battle with liver most cancers.

He was 42 and had been preventing the illness since 2017.

“I am deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of many best boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Video games sparked the Boxing chain response in India. I prolong my honest condolences to the bereaved household. RIP Dinko,” Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.

The Manipur-based former boxer endured a protracted battle with most cancers and even fought COVID-19 final 12 months.

“My sincerest condolences on this loss Might his life’s journey & wrestle ceaselessly stay a supply inspiration for the upcoming generations. I pray that the bereaved household finds the energy to beat this era of grief & mourning #dinkosingh,” tweeted India’s first Olympic-medallist in boxing Vijender Singh.

Dingko gained the Asian Video games gold in 1998 and was bestowed the Arjuna award the identical 12 months. In 2013, he was honoured with the Padma Shri for his contribution to the game.

Dingko, who was employed with Navy, had taken to teaching after hanging up his gloves.


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Updated: June 10, 2021 — 4:58 am

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