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IABF President applauds indian women boxers performance

Five time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and four time Asian Champion L Sarita Devi (60kg) reasserted their names as legends of the game by winning the championship title at the Asian women Boxing Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Sunday (25 March 2012). The veterans of the sport added another feather to their heavily decorated caps by winning the gold medal at sixth edition of the tournament. While Mary won her fourth gold, Sarita bagged her fifth consecutive gold medal at the continental championships. Pinky Jangra (48kg), Sonia Lather (54kg), Monica Saun (64kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) won silver medals after losing in the finals of their respective weight categories. The Indian team will return home from the championship with 2 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals ? three of those medals (two gold and one silver) coming in the Olympic weight categories. Indian finished the tournament second behind China? A monumental feat achieved by these Indian glove women, which further cements India’s position as a force to be reckoned with, in the world of Women’s Boxing.

Shri Abhay Singh Chautala, the President of the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has applauded the excellent performance of the Indian team at the 6th Asian Women’s Boxing Championship and said it was a well deserved accomplishment.

In his message Mr. Chautala stated,?“Indian women have always done exceptionally well at the Continental Championships; this year our boxers have once again displayed outstanding talent and spirit to win the runner’s up trophy. MC Mary Kom and Sarita Devi have been the pioneers of the sport in the country. What they have accomplished is beyond comparison and makes them the true hero’s of the sport”.?He further added,?“This performance will do wonders for the Indian team’s confidence and we positively believe the Indian women pugilists will performance as well in the Olympic Qualifying tournament, the World Championships in May”.


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