Six-time Olympic world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) will headline the Indian women’s challenge at the Asian Boxing Championships, which will take place here from May 21st to 31st.
Mary Com is a six-time Asian medalist, including five gold medals. She had dropped out of the previous edition of the event in 2019. She recently won a bronze medal at a tournament in Spain, her first appearance since qualifying for the Olympics a year ago.
Another prominent name in the team for the continental showcase is the two-time winner of the world bronze award Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg). Assam’s boxer is also scheduled for the Olympics.
Simrandjit Kaur (60 kg) and Puja Rani (75 kg) are the other boxers with qualifications in Tokyo in the team. Kaur was vying for a silver medal in the previous edition of the championship, which took place in Bangkok.
Rani, on the other hand, will seek to add a second consecutive Asian gold to her kitten. She won the best awards in 2019 in the division up to 81 kg.
Rookie Jasmine (57kg), who won a gold medal at her first international competition last month in Spain, gave her head to the more experienced Manisha, who was the bronze winner of the Asian match in 2019. Jasmine defeated Manisha in the selection tests. The team also includes the former world champion for juniors Sakshi.
The team: Monika (48 kg), Mary Kom (51 kg), Sakshi (54 kg), Jasmine (57 kg), Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Pwilao Basumatary (64 kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Pooja Rani (75 kg), Saweety (81 kg), Anupma (+ 81 kg).