Lovlina, Nikhat to lead India's challenge again at International platform.
Women's Boxing World Championships: The tournament will be held from March 15 to 26 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain and reigning World champion Nikhat Zareen will spearhead India's challenge at the IBA Women's World Boxing Championship 2023 here. The tournament will be held from March 15 to 26 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. Tokyo bronze medallist, Borgohain (75Kg) has two World Championship bronze medals so far and will join several Olympic medallists from other countries in search of glory.
Zareen, on the other hand, will defend her title in the 50kg category. She became the world champion in the 2022 IBA Women's World Championships held in Istanbul. Brimingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Nitu Ghanghas will also compete in the 48kg category. The two-time Youth World champion will look to add yet another major medal to her name.
"In the last few years, India have become a pwerhouse of boxing and we intend to further cement our standing with this talented contingent for the IBA Women's World Championships", said Ajay Singh, President of the Boxing Federation of India(BFI). Manisha Moun, who announced her arrival on the global stage with impressive performances at the 2018 World Championships in Delhi, will represent the country in the highly-competitive 57 kg feather weight category. Manisha won the bronze medal at the 2022 World championships.
India squad: Nitu Ghanghas, Nikhat Zareen, Sakshi Chaudhary, Preeti, Mainsha Moun, Jaismine Lamboria, Shashi Chopra, Manju Bamboria, Sanamcha Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, Saweety Boora and Nupur Sheoran.
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