The former World and Asian champion, Devi, is the second boxer to have tested positive for novel coronavirus after Dingko Singh.
Indian Boxing legend Mary Kom qualified for Tokyo Olympics, said “it was difficult to make a comeback after child birth.”
Indian boxers make massive strides as they score a ticket for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Indian Boxing league to be held from December 2-21. It will be a warm-up competition for both Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen who will face off each other in a trial after the league for an entry into the Olympics Qualifiers.
Sarita will be representing the Asian bloc in the AIBA’s first-ever athletes commission. She remained the sole candidate contesting for the position from the Asian region.
Earlier this year, Pooja came to the spotlight when became the first woman boxer to advance into the finals of the Asian Boxing Championship 2019 in Bangkok. She had claimed a gold medal in 81 kg category.
“Don’t try to overdo anything. Take circumstantial decision. Avoid being overbearing. And, pursue your passion, no matter what.” – Manju Rani
The 2012 London Olympics bronze-medallist now aims to change the shade of her medal to gold, eyes to seal a Tokyo Olympic Games berth in the new weight category. Mary has six gold medals and silver at the World Championships so far.
According to the survey of 42,000 people from across 41 countries voted for Kom as the most admired woman. With a score of 10.36%, Kom ranked highest followed by the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiren Bedi.
Six time champion, boxer MC Mary Kom has picked another gold making India proud. She defeated Australia’s April Franks 5-0…
If Sarita makes it to the final panel, her focus will be to generate a buzz around issues related to women’s boxing.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju escaped a fight with six-time world champion Mary Kom. Says, he had to say he doesn’t fight with women. Sharing his experience, he posted a video on his Twitter handle, where he can be seen avoiding a sparring session with Mary Kom.