Mary Kom to lead Indian Contingent at the AIBA Elite Women World Championship


New Delhi, September 28: Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom will lead the Indian charge at the AIBA World Elite Women’s Boxing Championships, to be held in New Delhi from November 15 to 24.
Pinky Jangra (51 kg), Manisha (54), Sonia (57), Sarita (60), Simranjit (64), Lovlina (69), Saweety Boora (75), Bhagyabati Kachari (81) and Seema Poonia (+81) are the other members, making it a strong 10-member squad put up by India in recent times.
Of the 10 members, five—Mary Kom, Lovlina Borgohain, Sarita Devi, Baghyabati Kachari and Simranjit—made it to the squad on the basis of their fine performances in Poland (13th International Silesian Boxing Championships) and Turkey (32ndAhmet Comert Boxing Tournament) Mary had won a gold at the Poland meet early this month while Lovilina and five times Asian Champion and a former World Champion, Sarita Devi claimed a bronze each in their categories.
Similarly, Simran who won a gold in Turkey along with Bagyabati, the gold medallist who was adjudged the best boxer for her superior techniques, also got selected themselves into the team. But the rest of the boxers were picked on the basis of trials held today. (HT)