IBF Press Release
Declaration of the Indian Elite Women Boxers Selected for 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships at Qinhuangdao, China

Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) is pleased to announce the Indian Women Boxers selected for the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships scheduled to be held at Qinhuangdao, China from the 9th?? 20th?May 2012. The team was selected based on the selection trials held at National Institute of Sports in Patiala, Punjab on the 1stand 2nd?of Apr, 2012. The World Championships will serve as the only qualifying event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, where competition will be held in three weight categories (51kg, 60kg and 75kg) in the sport of women’s boxing.

The boxers selected are as follows:

Indian Squad for 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships
Olympic Weight Divisions
S. No Weight Category Name Unit
2 Fly Weight (51kg) MC Mary Kom AIP
5 Light Weight (60kg) L Sarita Devi AIP
8 Middle Weight (75kg) Pooja Rani HAR
Other Weight Divisions
1 Light Fly Weight (48kg) Pinky Jangra HAR
3 Bantam Weight (54kg) Sonia Lather HAR
4 Feather Weight (57kg) K Mandakini Chanu AIP
6 Light Welter Weight (64kg) Meena Rani RSPB
7 Welter weight (69kg) Neetu Chahal HAR
9 Light Heavy Weight (81kg) Jenny RL AIP
10 Heavy Weight (+81kg) Kavita Chahal AIP

For the very first time in history, women boxers will be competing at the Olympic Games. With 24 quotas places up for grabs, the seventh edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is sure to be highly competitive. The top eight boxers in each of the Olympic weight categories will qualify for the London Games. Which essentially means all the quarter finalist in the Fly weight (51kg), Light weight (60kg) and Middle weight (75kg) will win an Olympic quota place.


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