Vijender raring to go for modelling

Updated: 30 August 2008 08:57 IST

Can boxing and modelling go together? It could be, if Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh has his way.

Vijender raring to go for modelling

New Delhi:

Can boxing and modelling go together? It could be, if Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh has his way.

"My first priority will be boxing and then...modelling," Vijender said when asked what will be his priority after the Beijing Olympics medal.

The middle weight pugilist was speaking to reporters at Rashtrapati Bhavan, along with wrestler Sushil Kumar, after making a courtesy call on President Pratibha Patil.

However, Sushil said his priority will be winning medals at Delhi Commonwealth Games (2010), Guanzhou Asian Games (2010) and the London Olympic Games (2012).

"I will prepare for the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and next Olympics," Kumar said.

During the meeting, the President said their successful feat has encouraged youths of the country.

Patil also told the Olympic bronze medallists that they have set an example for others.

"The President told us that she was very happy with our achievements and the whole country is proud of us," Vijender said.

The duo arrived at the national capital in the wee hours today to a rapturous welcome after India's most memorable campaign at the Olympic Games, in Beijing.

Topics : Boxing
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