Mary to skip Asian Championships

Mary to skip Asian Championships

Mary to skip Asian Championships

By / Sports News / Sunday, 14 April 2019 06:43

New Delhi
The Indian women’s boxing squad will be leaving for Bangkok early next week to participate in the Asian Championships without star pugilist MC Mary Kom. However, it does not perturb chief coach Mohammed Ali Qamar, who is confident of a good show.

“In the 2017 Asian meet, we won one gold, one silver and four bronze medals. This time we should do equally well, if not better,” Qamar said. The only gold medal in the 2017 meet was won by Mary Kom in the 48kg category. “Mary’s absence is definitely a blow. We are going without her as she has decided to skip the meet to prepare for the World Championships in the new 51kg category. But there are young boxers, who are capable of shining for India,” Qamar said.

While Nitu would be India’s representative in the 48kg class, Simranjit Kaur would spearhead India’s challenge in the 64kg category. Sonia Chahal (57kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) are also there in the squad.

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