Lovlina, Simranjit, Ankushita and Savithi were selected for the Asian Championship.

Lovlina, Simranjit, Ankushita and Savithi were selected for the Asian Championship.

The boxing competition at the National Games, which began on Wednesday at the Mahatma Mandir campus here, saw Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain decide to enter the competition.

Lovlina injured her nose during the trials of the Asian Boxing Championship, which will be held in Amman from October 30 to November 13, and was denied participation in these games.

According to a Boxing Federation of India (BFI) source, the Assam Amateur Boxing Association (AABA) has replaced Lovlina, who has been advised to rest for three weeks, with international boxer Bhagyabati Kachari in the 75kg category, but the Olympic medalist in came out last minute. ask him to be included in the team of the national games.

Apart from Lovlina, Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Commonwealth Games Cup winner Jasmine Lamboria (60kg), World Cup winners Jamuna Boro (57kg) and Savithi Boora (75kg) and former junior world champion Ankushita Boro (66kg) ) will be some of the candidates. seen in practice among women.

Lovlina, Simranjit, Ankushita and Savithi have been selected for the Asian Championship.

“There is a good gap of 15-20 days between the National Games and the Asian Championships. I thought the National Games would help me prepare for the continental tournament,” said Simranjit.

In the men’s category, former World Cup winner and multiple Asian champion Shiva Thapa (67 kg), two-time Commonwealth Games winner Muhammad Hussamuddin (57 kg), world youth champion Sachin Sivach (57 kg), Asian champion Sanjeet (92 kg) and champion Thailand Open Summit. Kundu (75 kg) is among the best boxers who will try to win the top title.

Here, only 9 male boxers of the Asian Championship will enter the ring.

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