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INDIAN AMATEUR BOXING FEDERATION
INDIAN WOMEN BOXERS SIZZLE AT THE 6TH ASIAN WOMEN’S BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Indian boxers resplendent in their White Track Suits with MONNET emblazoned on them, created a sensation at the 6th Asian Women’s Boxing Championships at Ulaanbaatar by winning 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals thereby also getting the Runners Up Trophy. China were overall winners.
Mary Kom in the Olympic weight category of 51 kgs defeated twice World Champion & Asian Games 2010 Gold Medalist Ren Cancan of China on points 14:8. At the end of Round 1 Mary was leading by 2:1 which increased to 7:3 by the end of Round 2 and to 11:6 by the end of Round 3 and 14:8 by the end of Round 4. Magnificent Mary was simply unstoppable today and she has proved her mettle by taking sweet revenge on her Asian Games 2010 loss to Ren Cancan.
In the 60 kgs which is another Olympic Games weight category, former World Champion in 2006 Sarita Devi defeated last Asian Championship Gold Medalist Chorieva Mavzuna of Tajkistan on points 16:9. At the end of Round 1 Sarita was leading by 5:1, which increased to 9:3 by the end of Round 2 and becane 13:5 by the end of Round 3 and ended Round 4 with a final score of 16:9. Sarita had beaten current asian Games Gold Medalist and former World Champion Cheng Dong of China in the semifinals yesterday by a large margin of 26:15. In the last World Championships at Barbados, Cheng Dong had lost a very close bout to Katie Taylor of Ireland and had to settle for the Silver then.
In the 48 kgs Pinki jangra lost a very hard fought clsoe bout to Bolortuul Tumurhuyag of Mongolia on points 22:24. It was the local crowd support and cheering which helped the Mongolian girl to edge ahead in the final tally although Pinki had put up a gallant fight.
In the 54 kgs Sonia Lather fought bravely but lost on points 8:12 to Ke Jia Luu of China and had to settle for the Silver medal.
In the 69 kgs Monica Saun lost to Dong Mei wang of China on points 10:13. Monica fought courageously and was close on the heels of the Chinese boxer but experience helped the Chinese boxer to win the Gold and Monica the Silver.
In the third Olympic Weight category of 75 kgs Pooja Rani lost to the World Champion and Asian Games Gold Medalist Jinzi Li of China on points 8:15. In the first two Rounds Pooja was close at 2:4 and 5:8 points but then Jinzi Li with her experience pulled ahead strongly to win the Gold and pooja got the Bronze. Pooja had defeated Mongolia’s strong medal hope and Asian Games 2010 Silver Medalist Undram Erdenesyol by huge margin of 28:6 in the quarterfinals.
Shri Abhay Singh Chautala, President, Indian Amateur Boxing Federation congratulated the whole Indian Contingent for the stupendous performance by the boxers and the coaches as well as the support staff of Doctor, Physiotherapist and Masseurs and hoped that this performance will be bettered at the World Championships and Olympic Qualifying Tournament at China in May 2012. Special mention needs to be made about the Coaches Dronacharya Awardee Anoop Kumar and Dronacharya Awardee D Chandralal and their team of assistant coaches Hemlata Bagadwal and Geeta Chanu who have made this dream performance come true. They were ably supported by the Team Doctor Dr Sanjogita Soodan and the Physio Hema Valecha.
Mr Sandip Jajodia, Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited which is part of the MONNET Group, who are the Kit sponsors of the Indian Boxing Teams participating in all International Competitions congratulated the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation and all the boxers for the fantastic performance at the Asian women Boxing Championships. Mr Jajodia said that it gives him and the MONNET Group great pleasure and honor when the Indian Flag is hoisted at Medal Ceremony and the Indian National Anthem is sung. The sponsorship and support of the MONNET Group for the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation has indeed been a great asset in India’s preparation for all its major achievements.
The Indian technical Officials at the 6th Asian Women’s Boxing Championships ie. Mr Kishen Narsi. AIBA EC Member and ITO, Dr TK Tamta ITO (Medical) and Mrs Sonia Kanwar the AIBA 1 Star Referee & Judge who represented India did a great job and kept India’s Flag flying high by carrying out their duties meticulously.
Indian Amateur Boxing Federation takes this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Sports Authority of India for their continued support, assistance and guidance without which these results will never be possible. As always maintained, the MoYAS and SAI are Boxing Federations biggest sponsors. A special word of thanks to the Hon’ble Sports Minister Shri Ajay Maken, who is extremely positive and has sanctioned all requirements pertaining to training of boxers as projected to him by the undersigned during various discussions and presentations. Thanks are also due to Smt Sindhushree Khullar, Secretary Sports, Govt of India, DG SAI Mr Desh Deepak Verma, ED Teams Dr PC Kashyap, ED Academics, NIS Patiala DR LS Ranawat and all those behind the scenes personnel who have helped the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation always.
The Press and Media (Electronic, TC and Print) have played a major role in highlighting the performances of our boxers which have motivated them to give their best and keep the country’s flag flying high always. Looking forward to your support in the future too in India’s quest for Boxing Medals at the London Olympics 2012.