MC Mary Kom, Lovlina included in Indian ladies’s boxing squad for Asian Championships

MC Mary Kom, Lovlina included in Indian ladies’s boxing squad for Asian Championships

Mary Kom is a six-time Asian medallist, together with 5 gold medals. She had opted out of the earlier version of the occasion in 2019.

MC Mary Kom, Lovlina included in Indian women's boxing squad for Asian Championships

File picture of Mary Kom. Reuters

New Delhi: Olympic-bound six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will spearhead the Indian ladies’s problem within the Asian Boxing Championship slated to be held right here from 21 to 31 Could.

Mary Kom is a six-time Asian medallist, together with 5 gold medals. She had opted out of the earlier version of the occasion in 2019.

She not too long ago gained a bronze medal at a event in Spain, her first aggressive outing since qualifying for the Olympics a 12 months in the past.

One other outstanding title within the staff for the continental showpiece is two-time world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg). The Assam boxer can also be certain for the Olympic Video games.

Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) are the opposite Tokyo-qualified boxers within the squad. Kaur had claimed a silver medal within the earlier version of the championship, which was held in Bangkok.

Rani, however, could be aiming so as to add a second successive Asian gold to her kitty. She gained the highest honours in 2019 within the 81kg division.

Rookie Jasmine (57kg), who clinched a gold medal in her maiden worldwide aggressive outing final month in Spain, has received the nod forward of the extra skilled Manisha, who was a bronze-winner on the 2019 Asian meet.

Jasmine defeated Manisha within the choice trials. Additionally within the squad is former junior world champion Sakshi.

The Staff: 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).

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