Vijay Kumar Yadav (Judoka) Age, Wiki, Height, Biography, Career & More

Vijay Kumar Yadav (Judoka) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Net Worth, Wife & More

Vijay Kumar Yadav is an Indian Judoka player who lives Sulemapur Village, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh. He represented India in South Asian Games (2019), where he won his first gold medal in the category of 60kg. He has won total 6 Gold medal, 3 Silver medal, 6 Bronze medal in National and Asian championship. Now in 2022 Commonwealth Games he has won bronze medal in the category of 60kg.

Real nameVijay Kumar Yadav
Date of birth15 April 1996
Birth PlaceSulemapur, Village, Varanasi District
Age26 years old
ParentsFather: Dashrath Yadav
Mother: Chinta Devi
SiblingBrother: Ajay Yadav and Vikash Yadav                        
Sister: 2 sister (Name Not Known)
HometownSulemapur, Village, Varanasi District
CoachKashi Naresh Yadav
Martial StatusUnmarried
Net worth Not Known
Vijay Kumar Yadav
Vijay Kumar Yadav

Birth & Early life

Vijay Kumar Yadav has started his training at the age of seven in wrestling at training Center Lalpur, Varanasi. The training Centre was 22km far from his house. Sometimes he take lift to reach training Centre or used to travel by cycle. After some time he continued his training at Gorakhpur. In 2008, Naresh Yadav invited him to join the sports academy in Saharanpur and suggested Vijay to start his training in judo. After some time he moved to the hostel of Sports Authority India Centre in Lucknow. Vijay has faced many problem when he was young, his family condition was not good, his elder brother got job in Indian Army, and another brother is a bus driver.

Vijay Kumar Yadav
Vijay Kumar Yadav


Vijay started his career by wining silver medal in Asian U17 Championship (2012). After that he participated in Asian U18 Championship (2013) and won bronze medal. In 2014, he continued won two bronze medal in Indian Championship, Himachal Pradesh. He also won gold medal in same year in India U21 Championship Shillong.

In 2015, Vijay was the part of National Games of India, Kerala, and he won silver medal. Then he took rest in 2016. After that in 2017 he was the part of India Championships, Chennai and won the Gold medal. In 2018 he qualified in Commonwealth Games, Jaipur in 2018 and won the gold medal. After that in 2019 he has won 4 medals two gold medal, one silver medal and one bronze medal. In 2022 he was won bronze medal in Commonwealth Games.

International Debut2019
Medals­­­2012: Silver medal (Asian U17 Championship)
2013: Bronze Medal (Asian U18 Championship)
2014: Gold medal (India U21 Championship)
2014: Bronze medal (India Championship)
2014 Bronze medal (India Championship)
2015: Silver medal (National Games of India)
2017: Gold medal (India Championship)
2018:Gold medal (Commonwealth Championship)
2018: Gold medal (India Championship)
2018: Bronze medal (Asian Open Games)
2019: Gold medal (Commonwealth Championship)
2019: Gold medal (India Championship)
2019: Silver medal (India championship)
2019: Bronze medal (Asian Open Games)
2022: Bronze medal (Commonwealth Games)
Vijay Kumar Yadav
Vijay Kumar Yadav at CWG 2022 holding Bronze Medal.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)5 feet 5 inch
Weight (Approx.)60kg
Eyes ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

Facts of Vijay Kumar Yadav

  • Vijay Kumar travel 22km by cycle to reach his center Lalpur, Varanasi.
  • His family did not have enough money to provide him the required diet as per the game.
  • He has also participated in the Asian Games and won Gold medal in 2018 and 2019.
  • Vijay is famous for winning Bronze medal.
  • In 2019, he was Award by Lakshman State Award by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.