Lovlina, Nikhat, Neetu, Jasmine: Meet the Indian Women’s Boxing Team for CWG 2022
New Delhi: World champion Nikhat Zareen (50kg) and Tokyo bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (70kg) are on their way to Birmingham to participate in the Commonwealth Games as part of India’s women’s boxing team. The trial will take place on Saturday (June 11) at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The other two boxers Neetu (48kf) and Jasmine (60kg) have also made the cut. Two-time Strandja Memorial Gold Medalist Nikhat beat Haryana’s Meenakshi 7-0 by unanimous decision, while Lovlina defeated Railway Pooja by an equal margin. Neetu (48kg) and Jasmine (60kg) were the other boxers who sealed the spots for the quadrennial event. Nikhat looked in control throughout her bout, throwing clear punches as she danced around the ring.
A two-time former youth world champion, Neetu won a 5-2 split decision over 2019 silver medalist Manju Rani. This Haryana boxer is enjoying a good day this year. She won a gold medal at the Strandja Memorial Tournament earlier this year. There was uproar too. 2021 Asian Youth Boxing Championship bronze medalist Jasmine defeated 2022 World Championships bronze medalist Parveen Hooda in a fast-paced light-middleweight final.
Presenting you the __Women Squad for #CWG2022 starting July 28th after a 3__day trial. ,
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— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) June 11, 2022
Mary Kom on June 10 (Friday) withdrew from the Commonwealth Games 2022 after injuring herself during the trials. She received medical help and came back to resume the bout but then the injury resurfaced and the referee had to stop the bout. Fans are wondering if this is the end of his career. Mary is 39 years old and will turn 40 next year. Only time will tell whether she will be able to come back from this injury or not. The Commonwealth Games are to be held in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August.
Indian Women’s Boxing Team for Commonwealth Games 2022:
Neetu (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Jasmine (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (70kg).