Guwahati : Boxers Shiva Thapa and Loveleena Borgohain are selected to represent Indian Boxing team for forthcoming Asian Boxing Championship to be held at Thailand in April 2019.
Asian Boxing Championship
Championships are scheduled to be held in the Thai capital of Bangkok from April 19 to 28.Enthusiastic Thapa has started the new season on a positive note with a silver medal at the GeeBee Tournament in Finland this month. Thapa won medals in three previous editions of this. Prior to this three boxers from Assam were also selected for camp India which was to be held at SAI Centre Bhopal.
Shiva Thapa and Loveleena in Asian Boxing Championship
In previous editions of the Asian showpiece events, Thapa won – gold in 2013, bronze in 2015 and silver in 2017. Meanwhile Manipur boxer MC Mary Kom has decided to give it a miss this time to focus on the world championships and Olympic qualification.
While on the other hand India’s speed star Hima Das clinched the gold medal in the Women 400 m displaying a superb performance at the Federation Cup Athletics. Hima made a classic return in after she took a break of six weeks due to her Higher Secondary examination.