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98 Indian boxers preparing for Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships

Published at :February 16, 2022 at 7:07 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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Shaunak Ghosh

The pugilists are training for the tournament in a national camp in Rohtak and Bhopal.

India’s 98 youth and junior boxers have been currently training at the national coaching camp in Rohtak and Bhopal, in order to prepare for the upcoming ASBC Asian Youth and Junior Boxing championships, scheduled to take place in Amman, Jordan from February 27 to March 15.

The national camps for all four categories, youth men and women as well as junior boys and girls, are being conducted for a period of 21 days, from February 8 to 28, and the boxers will be accompanied by the members of coaching and support staff. After resumption of training of elite boxers, the Boxing Federation of India ensured its junior and youth boxers also get much-needed practice before the prestigious continental event.

The national camp for junior girls and boys as well as for youth women is taking place at SAI National Centre of Excellence in Rohtak. The junior camp consists of 25 and 24 boxers respectively in the girls and boys categories. While, in the youth women camp, 24 boxers have been participating.

For the youth men camp, 25 selected boxers are training at the SAI National Centre of Excellence in Bhopal.

During the last edition of the ASBC Asian Youth and Junior Boxing championships held in 2021, Indian contingent concluded their campaign with 39 medals including 14 gold.

Bishwamitra Chongtham (51kg) won India’s first gold in the last seven years in the youth men’s category at the Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships and Vishal (80kg) added one more yellow metal to the tally, Neha (54kg) handed the country gold in the youth women’s event.Preeti Dahiya struck another gold with a similar victory in the 60kg final against the 2021 Youth World Championships silver medallist Zuldyz Shayakhmetova of Kazakhstan.

Sneha Kumari (66kg) and Khushi (75kg) too claimed convincing victories in their respective finals to bag gold medals. While Sneha registered Referee Stopping the Contest (RSC) win over local favourite Rahmah Almurshidi, Khushi blanked Kazakhstan’s Dana Diday at the Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships 2021.

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