Indian boxers resplendent in their White Track Suits with MONNET
enblazoned on them, created a sensation at the 6th Asian Women's
Boxing Championships at Ulaanbaatar by winning 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2
Bronze Medals thereby also getting the Runners Up Trophy. China were
Mary Kom in the Olympic weight category of 51 kgs defeated twice World
Champion & Asian Games 2010 Gold Medalist Ren Cancan of China on
points 14:8. At the end of Round 1 Mary was leading by 2:1 which
increased to 7:3 by the end of Round 2 and to 11:6 by the end of Round
3 and 14:8 by the end of Round 4. Magnificent Mary was simply
unstoppable today and she has proved her mettle by taking sweet
revenge on her Asian Games 2010 loss to Ren Cancan.
In the 60 kgs which is another Olympic Games weight category, former
World Champion in 2006 Sarita Devi defeated last Asian Championship
Gold Medalist Chorieva Mavzuna of Tajkistan on points 16:9. At the end
of Round 1 Sarita was leading by 5:1, which increased to 9:3 by the
end of Round 2 and becane 13:5 by the end of Round 3 and ended Round 4
with a final score of 16:9. Sarita had beaten current asian Games Gold
Medalist and former World Champion Cheng Dong of China in the
semifinals yesterday by a large margin of 26:15. In the last World
Championships at Barbados, Cheng Dong had lost a very close bout to
Katie Taylor of Ireland and had to settle for the Silver then.
In the 48 kgs Pinki jangra lost a very hard fought clsoe bout to
Bolortuul Tumurhuyag of Mongolia on points 22:24. It was the local
crowd support and cheering which helped the Mongolian girl to edge
ahead in the final tally although Pinki had put up a gallant fight.
In the 54 kgs Sonia Lather fought bravely but lost on points 8:12 to
Ke Jia Luu of China and had to settle for the Silver medal.
In the 69 kgs Monica Saun lost to Dong Mei wang of China on points
10:13. Monica fought courageously and was close on the heels of the
Chinese boxer but experience helped the Chinese boxer to win the Gold
and Monica the Silver.
In the third Olympic Weight category of 75 kgs Pooja Rani lost to the
World Champion and Asian Games Gold MedalistJinzi Li of China on
points 8:15. In the first two Rounds Pooja was close at 2:4 and 5:8
points but then Jinzi Li with her experience pulled ahead strongly to
win the Gold and pooja got the Bronze. Pooja had defeated Mongolia's
strong medal hope and Asian Games 2010 Silver Medalist Undram
Erdenesyol by huge margin of 28:6 in the quarterfinals.
Shri Abhay Singh Chautala, President, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation
congratulated the whole Indian Contingent for the stupendous
performance by the boxers and the coaches as well as the support staff
of Doctor, Physiotherapist and Masseurs and hoped that this
performance will be bettered at the World Championships and Olympic
Qualifying Tournament at China in May 2012. Special mention needs to
be made about the Coaches Dronacharya Awardee Anoop Kumar and
Dronacharya Awardee D Chandralal and their team of assistant coaches
Hemlata Bagadwal and Geeta Chanu who have made this dream performance
come true. They were ably supported by the Team Doctor Dr Sanjogita
Soodan and the Physio Hema Valecha.
Mr Sandip Jajodia, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Monnet Ispat
& Energy Limited which is part of the MONNET Group, who are the Kit
sponsors of the Indian Boxing Teams participating in all International
Competitions congratulated the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation and
all the boxers for the fantastic performance at the Asian women Boxing
Championships. Mr Jajodia said that it gives him and the MONNET Group
great pleasure and honor when the Indian Flag is hoisted at Medal
Ceremony and the Indian National Anthem is sung. The sponsorship and
support of the MONNET Group for the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation
has indeed been a great asset in India's preparation for all its
The Indian technical Officials at the 6th Asian Women's Boxing
Championships ie. Mr Kishen Narsi. AIBA EC Member and ITO, Dr TK Tamta
ITO (Medical) and Mrs Sonia Kanwar the AIBA 1 Star Referee & Judge who
represented India did a great job and kept India's Flag flying high by
carrying out their duties meticulously.
Indian Amateur Boxing Federation takes this opportunity to thank the
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Sports Authority of India
for their continued support, assistance and guidance without which
these results will never be possible. As always maintained, the MoYAS
and SAI are Boxing Federations biggest sponsors. A special word of
thanks to the Hon'ble Sports Minister Shri Ajay Maken who is extremely
positive and has sanctioned all requirements pertaining to training of
boxers as projected to him by the undersigned during various
discussions and Presentations. Thanks are also due to Smt Sindhushree
Khullar, Secretary Sports, Govt of India, DG SAI Mr Desh Deepak Verma,
ED Teams Dr PC Kashyap, ED Academics, NIS Patiala DR LS Ranawat and
all those behind the scenes personnel who have helped the Indian
Amateur Boxing Federation always.
The Press and Media (Electronic, TC and Print ) have played a major
role in highlighting the performances of our boxers which have
motivated them to give their best and keep the country's flag flying
high always. Looking forward to your support in the future too in
India's quest for Boxing Medals at the london Olympics 2012.