New Delhi: Indian women boxers including six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and two other Olympic-bound boxers Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) have been named in the elite women national camp which is set resume at the Army Sports Institute in Pune as part of boxers’ preparations for the 2021 Tokyo Games.
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Due to the spike in covid-19 cases, the decision was taken to shift the camp to Pune which will go till July 31. The 2019 World Championship bronze medalist Jamuna Boro (54 kg) is also making a return to the national camp after a long break due to an injury as she is included among the10 boxers selected to take part in the national camp.
General Secretary of Boxing Federation of India said, “With the Asian Championships and the Olympic Games approaching, our focus will be to utilize the time we have in hand and maximize the training ahead of these two events. Considering the safety of players, coaches and support staff we have created a training plan for players in separate clusters to minimize the risk involved. These are tough times but as much as we have to be careful we also have a job at hand and we are ensuring our boxers can get back to camp and start training and working to get the best results possible.”
The other boxers who are selected for the camp include Rajasthan Boxer Arundhati Choudhary (69kg), Manju Rani (48kg), Sonia Lather (57kg), Lalbuatshaihi (64kg), Jasmine (57kg) and Shashi Chopra (64kg).
The pugilists will be accompanied by a 10-member team of coaches and support staff which includes Head Coach Md Ali Qamar and Foreign Coach Raffaele Bergamasco.