Age: 29 Years
Height: 5’ 9”
Wife: Swati Tokas
|Nickname(s)||Jerry Rohit Tokas – Facebook|
• Works at Indian Railways
|Famous for||Winning bronze medal in Men’s 67kg category at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Birmingham 2022 Height||in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
|International Debut||2011: Cuban Youth Olympics, Havana (60 kg light weight category)|
|Weight Category||Welterweight (63.5-67 kg)|
• 2010: Youth Men National Boxing Championship
• 2011: 4th Central Zone Boxing Championship, Uttrakhand
• 2011: 3rd Youth Men Delhi State Boxing Championships, New Delhi
• 2011: 44th Youth Men National Boxing Championship, Andhra Pradesh
• 2012: 6th Center Zone Men Boxing Championship, Uttrakhand
• 2012: 6th Inter-Zonal Men National Boxing Championship, Rajasthan
• 2012: 1st Dr. B.R. Ambedkar All India Men Boxing Tournament,Visakhapatnam
• 2012: 35th Senior Men Delhi State Boxing Championship, New Delhi
• 2013: All-India Inter University Games
• 2018: 3rd Elite Men’s National Championship, Pune
•2018: India Open International Boxing Championship 2018, New Delhi
|Award||• 2012: Best Boxer Award at 35th Senior Men Delhi State Boxing Championship, New Delhi|
|Date of Birth||1 August 1993|
|Age (as of 2022)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Munirka Village, Delhi|
|Hometown||Munirka Village, Delhi|
|College/University||Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, University of Delhi|
|Blood Group||B+ Indian Amateur Boxing Federation|
|Address||338 / Munirka Village,
|Hobbies||Travelling and trekking|
|Relationships & More|
Father– Preet Singh Tokas (Police Officer)
Mother– Anita Tokas
|Siblings||Brother– Name not known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Tokas
- Rohit Tokas is an Indian boxer who competes in the welterweight boxing category. He won a bronze medal in the men’s 67 kg category at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Rohit won the quarterfinal match against Mata’AFA-Iknofo Xavier of NIU during the men’s 63.5kg-67kg welterweight match, but he was defeated by Zambia’s Stephen Zimba by a split decision of 2-3 in the semi-finals of Commonwealth Games.
Rohit Tokas during the men’s 67kg quarterfinals of Commonwealth Games 2022
- Initially, Rohit developed his interest in boxing after watching films based on boxing and WWE matches. When he was ten years old, his father enrolled him at the Baba Gangnath Boxing Academy, Munirka. Within a few months, Rohit decided to give up boxing, and he started training for swimming. Rohit was a sub-junior national medalist in swimming. ((NNIS Sports News – Youtube)) Later, he began training for boxing, after he faced bullying at school.
- While studying in school, Rohit Tokas started his boxing career and participated in various boxing tournaments like Youth Men’s National Boxing Championship (2010), Cuban Youth Olympics (2011), and 1st Dr BR Ambedkar All India Men Boxing Tournament (2012).
- In 2013, Rohit participated in the China Open of Men Boxing Tournament in Guiyang, China.
- In 2015, after winning a bronze medal at the King’s Cup in the men’s 60kg category, Rohit switched to the 64kg category for his further tournaments.
- In 2018, Rohit suffered a ligament and a right knee injury due to which he was not able to participate in the World Championship 2019 and Tokyo Olympics 2020. In an interview, he talked about his injury and said,
“I suffered a ligament injury in 2018, which led to me missing out on the World Championship. Then I injured my ligament again in 2019. I had ligament injuries in both my knees. The left one during the India Open and then the right during the nationals. My injury was so severe that I was told by the doctor that if you play, your entire knee can get damaged.” The Times of India
- In 2019, Rohit competed in the Asian Amateur Boxing Championship 2019 in Thailand.
Rohit Tokas during the Asian Amateur Boxing Championship 2019
- In 2019, Rohit participated in the 4th Elite Men’s National Boxing Championship at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh.
Rohit Tokas at the 4th Elite Men’s Boxing Championship 2019
- Rohit participated in the All India Inter Railways Championship in 2022, and he defeated Ishmit Singh, who represented Central Railway with a score line of 5-0 unanimous decision. In an interview, talking about his victory, Rohit said,
It is an important year for me as we have both Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and this victory will surely boost my morale and will make me more confident and push me to train harder.” India.com
- Rohit Tokas enjoys drinking alcohol on a few occasions.
|↑1||Rohit Tokas – Facebook|
|↑3||Indian Amateur Boxing Federation|
|↑4||The Times of India|