On Sunday, the Indian pugilists had been handed a blended draw within the twelfth version of the IBA Girls’s World Boxing Championships to be held in Istanbul from Might 8 to twenty.
Greater than 400 boxers from a document 93 nations are set to participate on this yr’s occasion, which additionally marks the twentieth anniversary of the distinguished occasion.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (70kg) will kickstart India’s marketing campaign on Monday however she bought a tricky draw as she shall be up towards the previous world champion Chen Nien-Chin.
The Chinese language Taipei boxer, who gained gold and bronze medals respectively in 2018 and 2016 on the World Championships, is similar opponent Lovlina beat within the quarter-finals of the 2020 Olympic Video games.
Two-time Asian Champion Pooja Rani (81kg), Nandini and Nikhat Zareen have additionally been handed powerful attracts of their respective classes.
Whereas Pooja will begin within the spherical of 16 towards two-time World Championships bronze medallist Hungary boxer Timea Nagy, Nandini (+81kg) has obtained a bye within the opening spherical however will face final version’s bronze medallist Khadija El-Mardi of Morocco within the quarter-finals.
Alternatively, Nikhat (52kg) will face Mexico’s Herrera Alvarez within the opening spherical and if she wins, she is more likely to meet 2021 Asian Championships bronze medallist Mongolia’s Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg within the subsequent spherical of 16.
Jaismine (60kg) will lock horns towards two-time youth Asian champion Porntip Buapa of Thailand within the opening spherical. If the Indian will get previous the primary hurdle, she might conflict towards former World Championships bronze medallist Rashida Ellis of the USA within the quarter-finals.
Amongst different Indians, Ankushita (66kg) bought a relatively straightforward draw alongside Nitu (48kg), Anamika (50kg), Shiksha (54kg), Manisha (57kg), Parveen (63kg) and Saweety (75kg). Ankushita will start her problem within the Spherical of 16 after getting a bye within the opening spherical.
The Indians have garnered 36 medals, together with 9 gold, eight silver and 19 bronze, to date within the 11 editions of the distinguished occasion. India’s tally is the third highest after Russia (60) and China (50).
Within the final version of the IBA Girls’s World Boxing Championships held in Russia in 2019, the Indian boxers clinched one silver and three bronze medals.
Indian squad: Nitu (48kg), Anamika (50kg), Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Shiksha (54kg), Manisha (57kg), Jaismine (60kg), Parveen (63kg), Ankushita (66kg), Lovlina Borgohain (70kg), Saweety (75kg), Pooja Rani (81kg), Nandini (+81kg).