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BFI proclaims 13-member Indian contingent for Asian Games 2022

New Delhi [India], July 2 (ANI): The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Sunday introduced the Indian boxing contingent for the upcoming Asian Games 2022, Hangzhou, which is slated to start on September 23.

BFI took to Twitter to call the squad and wrote, “Ready to dominate Asia! Presenting boxing squad for the Asian Games 2022.”The Asian Games boxing competitions maintain excessive significance this yr as they may function the primary Olympic Qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Games.

World Championship bronze medallist boxers Deepak (51kg) and Nishant Dev (71kg) have been named within the Indian males’s boxing workforce. Deepak took the place at the price of the reigning Asian Games champion Amit Panghal.

Deepak Bhoria, who is constant his rise to the highest by being one of the crucial constant Indian pugilists just lately, will probably be competing within the 51kg Flyweight class. The 25-year-old just lately received a historic bronze on the Men’s World Championships in Tashkent the place he toppled the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and 2021 World Champion Saken Bibossinov of Kazakhstan.

Another World Championships bronze medallist, Nishant Dev who’s considered one of India’s best younger abilities will probably be aiming to make his mark on the event as he shoulders the nation’s weight within the 71kg class.

The Indian workforce may also comprise 2021 Asian Champion Sanjeet Kumar (92kg) and 2022 Asian Championship bronze medallist Narender Berwal (92) within the heavyweight and superheavyweight classes respectively.

Young pugilists Sachin (57kg) who’s the 2021 World Youth Champion and Lakshya Chahar (80kg) who’s a three-time nationwide champion would be the different pugilists donning the Indian jersey on the prestigious event.

With a World Championships bronze medal and 6 Asian Championships medal below his belt, Shiva Thapa will probably be trying so as to add a primary Asian Games medal to his kitty as he represents the nation within the 63.5 kg class.

In phrases of the ladies’s contingent, Nikhat Zareen and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Lovlina will lead the cost. They mechanically certified for the Asian Games by reaching the ultimate of the World Championships which was held in Delhi earlier this yr.

One of probably the most notable absentees within the girls’s contingent would be the reigning world champion in girls’s 48kg Nitu Ghanghas. She will miss the motion after she bulked as much as the 54kg part with a view to qualify for the Asian Games. But, Ghanghas ended up dropping towards the younger Priti Pawar in assessments.

Parveen Hooda, who had a stellar 2022 the place she received the World Championships bronze and in addition grew to become the Asian Champion, will probably be carrying the mantle of the nation within the 57kg class as she strives to make her 2023 much more memorable.

“This formidable squad has worked tirelessly to prepare for this prestigious event and I have no doubt that they will make our country proud. India has been making waves in the boxing landscape and has established its place amongst the elite. Having witnessed exceptional performances by our boxers at the recent World Championships, we are confident that we will be seeing more of the same in Hangzhou. Everyone at BFI wishes each and every member of the team all the best,” stated Ajay Singh, President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

Full Indian Squad for Asian GamesMales: Deepak (51 Kg), Sachin (57 Kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5 Kg), Nishant Dev (71 Kg), Lakshya Chahar (80 Kg), Sanjeet (92 Kg) and Narender (92 Kg).

Women: Nikhat Zareen (50 Kg), Preeti (54 Kg), Parveen (57 Kg), Jaismine (60 Kg), Arundhati Choudhary (66 Kg), Lovlina Borgohain (75 Kg). (ANI)