Women’s Youth World Boxing Ch’ship begins in Guwahati

In 54 kilogram category , Shashi Chopra will play against Uzbek opponent while in 60 kg category Mizoram’s Vanlalhriapuii will bout against Korean player. India’s girls will be looking to improve on their eight-medal show in the Balkan Youth International Boxing Championships in Sofia last month.

On the other hand, Astha Pahwa will take on opponent from Bulgaria in 69 kg. India sent a strong 10 members contingent in the event. Nearly 200 players from over 30 countries have taken part in the event.Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal has inaugurated the event 19 November 2017 evening in presence of office bearers from AIBA and Boxing Federation of India.

With the home crowd backing them, the ten girls would be looking to show the best in the world that they are not far behind.Team India, camping in Guwahati for more than two weeks, is confident of a good show. Close to 200 participants from 38 countries will be seen in action in this knockout tournament. The preliminaries will take place from November 19 to 22, the semi-finals on November 24 and 25 and the finals on November 26.

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