Vijender wants QBR to make Bhiwani stopover
New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) As the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games continues its 100-day journey through the country, Olympic bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh today demanded that it should also make a stopover in his hometown Bhiwani.
Vijender, who hails from the Kaluwas village in Haryana, said he has taken up the issue with IOA President Suresh Kalmadi as he strongly felt that the baton should make a stopover at places that have produced champions.
“It’s not just about me, several of our other well-performing boxers come from Bhiwani and I feel the baton should go to places from where top athletes come. I think baton should come to Bhiwani as it would be a matter of pride for us,” the 24-year-old told PTI.
“I spoke to Mr Kalmadi about it and he has said something would be done.