Lovlina Borgohain, Shiva Thapa Headline India’s Squad For Asian Boxing Championship | Boxing Information
Veteran Shiva Thapa and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain will spearhead the Indian males’s and ladies’s problem respectively on the Asian Boxing Championship subsequent month. The choice trials for the continental showpiece slated to happen in Amman, Jordan from October 30 to November 12, have been held at NIS Patiala from Thursday to Saturday. The likes of reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen, three-time Asian Championship medallist Amit Panghal and Birmingham Commonwealth Video games medallists Rohit Tokas and Sagar Ahlawat skipped the trials.
Whereas Zareen has given the event a miss to get some much-needed relaxation, Panghal, Tokas and Ahlawat are nursing accidents, a Boxing Federation of India (BFI) supply instructed PTI.
Thapa is a five-time Asian medallist. His haul features a gold, two silver and as many bronze medals.
Within the final version, he secured a fifth successive medal, a silver, on the prestigious occasion, turning into probably the most profitable Indian male boxer within the historical past of the event.
The one different male pugilist with 5 Asian championship medals is Kazakh legend Vassiliy Levit, an Olympic silver medallist and two-time world bronze medal winner.
Two-time Commonwealth bronze medallist Md. Hussamuddin (57kg) is the opposite distinguished title within the males’s squad.
Borgohain, could have some extent to show after enduring two underwhelming tournaments — the World Championships and the Commonwealth Video games.
The 24-year previous, who returned with a bronze medal within the final version, will probably be competing within the 75kg weight class as she begins preparation for the Paris Olympics, which is not going to characteristic her welterweight 69kg class.
The ladies’s staff additionally options world championship bronze medallist Parveen Hooda (63kg) and Youth World Boxing champion Alfiya Pathan.
The Indian contingent is prone to go away for Amman mid October for a 15-day coaching camp forward of the event.
Males: Govind Sahani (48kg), Sparsh Kumar (51kg), Sachin (54kg), Md. Hussamuddin (57kg), Etash Khan (60kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Amit Kumar (67kg), Sachin (71kg), Sumit (75kg), Lakshya C (80kg), Kapil P (86kg), Naveen Okay (92kg), Narender (+92kg).
Ladies: Monika (48kg), Savita (50kg), Minakshi (52kg), Sakshi (54kg), Preeti (57kg), Simranjit (60kg), Parveen (63kg), Ankushita Boro (66kg), Pooja (70kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75kg), Saweety (81kg), Alfiya (+81kg).
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