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Amit Panghal, Vikas Krishan In Indian Men’s Squad For Asian Boxing Championship; Team To Leave For Dubai On May 21

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Most of India’s Olympic-bound male boxers, together with world silver-medallist and defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg), made the reduce for the Asian Championships in Dubai, for which the nation’s contingent will go away on Might 21 after having received the requisite clearance to journey. The occasion was to be held right here however was shifted to Dubai due to the COVID-19 pandemic with India retaining the co-host standing. The tournament-proper begins on Might 24 with the draw ceremony scheduled to be held on Might 23.

The workforce’s departure plans have been shrouded in uncertainty due to worldwide journey restrictions however the UAE authorities gave their approval on Tuesday.

Two Olympic-bound names lacking from the boys’s workforce are Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg), each of whom are at present recovering from COVID-19. A complete of 5 males have certified for the Tokyo Video games in July-August.

Kaushik has been changed by Shiva Thapa, a four-time Asian medallist, whereas Narender has are available in for Satish.

The ladies’s workforce, which was introduced final month, is headlined by six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and options all of the 4 Tokyo-bound boxers, together with Simranjit Kaur (60kg), who not too long ago recovered from COVID-19.

“We’re grateful to the UAE Authorities, Indian Ambassador to UAE, Pavan Kapoor and ASBC President Mr Anas Alotaiba, who’ve helped us in each potential strategy to safe the workforce’s journey to Dubai,” Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh mentioned.

“This can be a much-needed competitors which is essential for the ultimate part of coaching and preparation for the Olympics,” he added.

The lads’s squad additionally options Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Ashish Kumar (75kg) among the many Olympic-bound.

One change has been made to the ladies’s workforce with Nagaland’s Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) coming in for Pwilao Basumatary, who needed to pull out as her passport was up for renewal.

India had delivered its finest ever Asian Championship efficiency within the 2019 version in Thailand, claiming 13 medals, together with two gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze.

The boxers picked for the upcoming editions have been present process common RT-PCR assessments and been coaching in bio-secure hubs in Patiala, Pune and Bengaluru.

Indian Squads:


Males: Vinod Tanwar (49kg), Amit Panghal (52kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (56kg), Varinder Singh (60kg), Shiva Thapa (64kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg), Sanjeet (91kg) and Narender (+91kg).

Girls: Monika (48kg), MC Mary Kom (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Jasmine (57kg), Simranjeet Kaur (60kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Saweety (81kg) and Anupama (+81kg).

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