The Indian boxing contingent recently achieved it’s best-ever show at the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in the UAE.
The 19-member Indian contingent concluded the campaign on high with the highest-ever 15 medals including 2 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.
- The championship was held in dubai, UAE.
- It was organized by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) in association with UAE Boxing Federation.
- The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has allocated USD 4,00,000 prize money for this Championships. The gold medalists of men’s and women’s categories are awarded USD 10,000 while both the silver and bronze medal winners take home USD 5,000 and 2,500 respectively.
Note: Previously, the 2021 edition of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships was to be held in New Delhi, India, but shifted to Dubai due to the current Pandemic situation.
The following are the Medal Winners:
In Women’s Category:
Defending champion Pooja Rani won the gold medal in the 75kg Women’s category.
- Tokyo Olympics-bound Pooja defeated Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan 5-0.
Legendary pugilist MC Mary Kom, Lalbuatsaihi and Anupama finished with silver.
- Mary Kom, lost to two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan in the final of the 51kg category.
- Tournament debutant Lalbuatsaihi also settled for silver medal after losing a hard-fought women’s 64kg final against Kazakhstan’s Milana Safronova via split decision 2-3.
- Anupama also bagged a silver medal after losing to Kazakhstan’s Lazzat Kungeibayeva in the Women’s Heavy 81kg final.
- Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Jaismine (57kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (54kg), Monika (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) secured bronze medals.
In Men’s Category:
India’s pugilist Sanjeet Kumar won a gold medal in the 91 kg weight Men’s category.
- He pulled off a massive upset as he defeated five-time Asian Championships medallist and Rio Olympic silver medalist Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan.
Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) lost their respective bouts on split decisions and took home silver medals.
- Amit lost 2-3 to World and Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the 52kg final.
- Shiva Thapa lost 2-3 to Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig in the 64kg final, taking home a silver medal. This was Thapa’s fifth successive medal at the event, making him the first Indian male boxer in the tournament history to secure five medals.
- Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Varinder Singh (60kg) secured bronze medals.
Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC):
- The Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) is the Asian governing body in amateur boxing.
- The President of the ASBC and Vice-President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is Mr. Anas Alotaiba.
Indian Boxing Federation (IBF):
- Indian Boxing Federation is the Indian national governing body for Olympic boxing and is the India’s member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA).
- It is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana.
- IBF is also known as all India Boxing Association.
- Its current President is Ajay Singh