CWG 2022: Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen Among Four Women Earn Spots in the Indian Boxing Contingent

CWG 2022: Lovlina Borgohain, Nikhat Zareen Among Four Women Earn Spots in the Indian Boxing Contingent

New Delhi, June 11: Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain and reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen lived up to the expectations and booked their places in the Indian boxing contingent for the 2022 Commonwealth Games by registering comprehensive victories on the final day of the trials here on Saturday. The three-day trials, held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, also saw Nitu (48kg) and Jasmine (60kg) making their way into the four-member Indian women’s team after clinching hard-fought victories in their respective finals. Mary Kom Ruled Out of CWG 2022 After Suffering Knee Injury in Selection Trials

Producing dominating performances, Lovlina and Nikhat notched up identical 7-0 wins in their respective categories. While Lovlina Pooja in the 70kg, Nikhat outclassed Minakshi in the 50kg category. In a thrilling first bout of the day, Nitu secured an impressive come-from-behind 5-2 win against the 2019 World Championships silver medallist Manju Rani. Despite losing the first round, Nitu fought back well in a contest that saw both the boxers giving hard time to each other.

Meanwhile, Jasmine also faced a tough challenge from the 2022 World Championships bronze medallist Parveen in the lightweight final before she managed to win by a 6-1 margin. Based on the results of the trials, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has a 12-member Indian boxing contingent, including eight male boxers, for the upcoming Birmingham Games, scheduled from July 28 to August 8.

Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Amit Panghal (51kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg), Rohit Tokas (67kg), Sumit (75kg), Ashish Kumar (80kg), Sanjeet (92kg) and Sagar (+92kg) had secured their spot’ in the men’s section after victories in the trials, held earlier this month.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jun 11, 2022 06:31 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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