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A look at Jaismine Lamboria's qualification for Paris Olympics 2024

Published at :June 10, 2024 at 1:33 AM
Modified at :June 10, 2024 at 1:33 AM
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Anmol Kakkar

Boxer Jaismine Lamboria will make her debut for the country at the Paris Games.

Jaismine Lamboria has qualified for the Paris Olympics in the women’s 57kg category and will make her debut in Paris. The 22-year-old young boxer Jasmine hails from a small town in Haryana, Bhiwani. Lamboria comes from a family of boxers. Her great-grandfather was a two-time Asian Games gold medalist.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist won all her rounds at the second Olympic Qualifier in dominant fashion. In the quarter-finals she defeated Marine Camara of Mali by a unanimous decision (5-0) to qualify for the Olympics.

She reclaimed the quota after Parveen Hooda who earlier won the quota at the Asian Games was suspended due to whereabouts failures. As a result, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) denied the quota and sent Jaismine, who was earlier reserved for the 60kg category.

How did Jaismine Lamboria qualify for Paris Olympics?

Jaismine got a bye in the first round of the Olympic Qualifier. She started her campaign in the Round of 32 against Azerbaijan boxer Mehseti Hamzayeva-Aghamaliyeva. She defeated her quite easily by a unanimous decision (5-0). In the Round of 16, she defeated Milisic Ana Marija of Switzerland also by a unanimous decision (5-0).

In the quota bout, she defeated Camara of Mali by a unanimous decision to qualify for the Olympics in the women’s 57kg category. In the entire tournament, Lamboria never went on the back foot and won every round and match convincingly.

Jaismine Lamboria’s journey to Paris Olympics

Jaismine was earlier participating in the 60kg category. She won the Commonwealth Games bronze medal in the same category. In the semi-finals, she lost to Gemma Richardson of England by a split decision (2-3). She also reached the quarter-finals of the 2022 and 2023 World Championships. She then participated at the 2022 Asian Games, but lost to North Korean boxer Won Un-gyong by RSC (Referee Stooped Count). She also lost in the first Olympic Qualifier and was named as the reserve boxer in the second Olympic Qualifier in 60kg.

It was looking like the Olympic dream for Jaismine was over. However, due to the suspension of Parveen Hooda due to whereabouts failures, the Boxing Federation of India had to decline the quota in women’s 57kg. The news also came a few days before the second Olympic Qualifier and only the reserve boxer from the 60kg can participate in the 57kg category. Lamboria was immediately sent after she reduced her weight. From there she never looked back and qualified for the Olympics. She also become the fourth female boxer and sixth overall from India to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

Major Highlights of her career

  • Commonwealth Games bronze medalist.
  • Qualified for Paris Olympics.
  • Quarter-finals at 2022 and 2023 World Championships.

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