Asian Championship: Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom to spearhead the Indian Women’s challenge in the Asian Boxing Championship which is to be held from May 21 to May 31.
Mary Kom (51 kg) is a 6-time Asian medalist and recently bagged a bronze at the Spain tournament. She is the first Indian woman to win gold for boxing, at the Asian Games.
Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) who is a two-time world bronze winner is another prominent name from the squad who will be presenting India In the Championship. The Assam boxer is bound for the Olympic Games. She represented India for the first time at the AIBA Women’s Boxing Championship, held in New Delhi.
Others in the squad include Monika (48kg), Mary Kom (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Jasmine (57kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Pwilao Basumatary (64kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Saweety (81kg), Anupma (+81kg).
Among them, Kaur (60 kg) and Rani (75 kg) are Tokyo qualified boxers. Kaur had bagged the silver at the previous edition of the championship, held in Bangkok. Rani won the top honours in the year 2019 in the 81 kg division.
Jasmine (57 kg) won the gold medal in the Maiden International Competetive outing that was held in Spain last month. She defeated Manisha, who was a bronze winner in the 2019 Asian meet, in the selection trials.
Sakshi (54 kg), from the squad, is the former Junior World Champion.
Other India Women Players From The Tokyo Olympics
Elavenil Valarivan- Her consistent performance in the Olympics under the women shooting category secured her place in the air rifle event at the Tokyo Olympics. She is the world’s No.1 in women’s 10m air rifle.
Anjum Moudgil- She is the first Indian shooter for the Tokyo Games at the 2018 World Championships along with the seasoned Tejaswini Sawant.
Kamalpreet Kaur- She breached a mark of 65.06 m in Discus Throw to overcome the previous senior national record of 64.76 m by Krishna Poonia and secured her position in the Tokyo Olympics.