NEW DELHI: Olympic-bound six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will spearhead the Indian women’s problem in the Asian Boxing Championship slated to be held from May 21 to 31.
Mary Kom is a six-time Asian medallist, together with 5 gold medals. She had opted out of the earlier version of the occasion in 2019.
She just lately gained a bronze medal at a match in Spain, her first aggressive outing since qualifying for the Olympics a 12 months in the past.
Another outstanding identify in the crew for the continental showpiece is 2-time world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg). The Assam boxer can be certain for the Olympic Games.
Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) are the opposite Tokyo-qualified boxers in the squad. Kaur had claimed a silver medal in the earlier version of the championship, which was held in Bangkok.
Rani, however, can be aiming so as to add a second successive Asian gold to her kitty. She gained the highest honours in 2019 in the 81kg division.
Rookie Jasmine (57kg), who clinched a gold medal in her maiden worldwide aggressive outing final month in Spain, has bought the nod forward of the extra skilled Manisha, who was a bronze-winner on the 2019 Asian meet.
Jasmine defeated Manisha in the choice trials. Also in the squad is former junior world champion Sakshi.
The Team: Monika (48kg), Mary Kom (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Jasmine (57kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Pwilao Basumatary (64kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Saweety (81kg), Anupma (+81kg).