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Asian Games 2022: Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen in Indian women’s boxing team – full list

Asian Games 2022: Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen in Indian women’s boxing team – full list

Boxing, Breaking News
Tokyo Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain will compete in the 69kg weight class while Nikhat Zareen will be in 51kg. Get full Indian women’s boxing team for Asian Games. Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain confirmed her spot in the Indian boxing team for the Asian Games 2022 after winning the 69kg weight category competition at the selection trials held on Monday. Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen also made the cut in the 51kg weight class. Indian ace Mary Kom competes in the same category but had ruled herself out of the Asian Games, which will be held from September 10 to 25 in Hangzhou, China. At the selection trials held at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Lovlina Borgohain defeated Pooja while Nikhat Zareen trumped former world championshi...
Asian Games boxing selection trials: Tokyo Olympian Simranjit Kaur loses out to Jaismine

Asian Games boxing selection trials: Tokyo Olympian Simranjit Kaur loses out to Jaismine

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Jaismine made the cut in the 60kg category while Manisha Moun and Saweety Boora qualified in the 57kg and 75kg weight divisions, respectively. Tokyo Olympian Simranjit Kaur failed to make the cut for Asian Games 2022 after being stunned by Jaismine in the 60kg weight category at the national boxing selection trials held in New Delhi on Wednesday. Jaismine, bronze medallist at Asian championships last year, defeated Simranjit Kaur by a 5-2 split verdict to book her place in the Indian team for the Hangzhou Games in September. Apart from the trials in 60kg, selections were also held in two more weight divisions - 57kg and 75kg – at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. Former Asian championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun, competing in her pet 57kg weight class, defeated former world cha...
Mary Kom withdraws from Asian Games to make way for next generation of Indian boxers

Mary Kom withdraws from Asian Games to make way for next generation of Indian boxers

Boxing, Breaking News
The London Olympics bronze medallist, however, is eyeing to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year. Indian boxing legend Mary Kom will not compete at the Asian Games 2022 in September and the world championships in May. Mary Kom, however, is planning to participate in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, scheduled in July-August. In a statement given to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), the 39-year-old Mary Kom said that she took the decision to facilitate more chances for young Indian pugilists. “I would like to withdraw to give opportunity to the younger generation to make a name for themselves on the international stage and get exposure and experience of major tournaments,” Mary Kom wrote. “I would like to focus on the preparation for the Commonwealth...
Indian boxing selection trials for Asian and Commonwealth Games announced

Indian boxing selection trials for Asian and Commonwealth Games announced

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The boxing trials have been spread across four months to give Indian boxers more time to prepare. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has announced trials to select the squads for this year’s Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the women’s world championships. The selection trials for three upcoming big-ticket events will be spread out from March to June, giving elite boxers more time to prepare. The selection trials for all 12 women’s world championships weight divisions (48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg, +81kg) and three overlapping Asian Games categories will be held from March 7 to 9. Trials for the remaining two Asian Games weight categories - women’s 51kg and women’s 69kg - will be held separately, from March 11 to 14. Tokyo Olympic br...
Santiago Nieva retained as high-performance director for Indian men’s boxers till Paris 2024

Santiago Nieva retained as high-performance director for Indian men’s boxers till Paris 2024

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Nieva’s performance will be reviewed yearly. Indian women’s boxing high-performance director Raffaele Bergamasco, however, wasn’t given an extension. Indian men’s boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva has been given a contract extension till the Paris 2024 Olympics. The move follows the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) recommending Santiago Nieva’s retention to the Sports Authority of India (SAI). The federation was keen to maintain continuity with Commonwealth and the Asian Games lined up in a busy 2022 season. Santiago Nieva has been serving as the high-performance director for India’s male boxers for five years. A high-performance director works with athletes at every level with the goal to bring out the best in them. The Swede’s role, however, was under review aft...