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Boxing: Indian team all set for 21st Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament

Boxing: Indian team all set for 21st Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament

The men’s squad will be spearheaded by 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (63.5 kg) along with the 2021 World Championship bronze medallist Akash Kumar (57 kg)

Boxing: Indian team all set for 21st Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial TournamentPhotoPhoto: IANS

Boxing: Indian team all set for 21st Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial Tournament

A strong 11-member Indian squad comprising six men and five women boxers is set to participate in the 21st Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial tournament in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Indian women’s squad is led by the 2019 World Championships silver medalist Manju Rani (50kg) and Youth World Champions Jyoti (54kg) and  Shashi Chopra (60kg). Apart from them, Vinakshi (57kg) and Jigyasa Rajput (75kg) are the other pugilists who will be looking to make a mark in this prestigious competition.

The men’s squad will be spearheaded by 2019 World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (63.5 kg) along with the 2021 World Championship bronze medallist Akash Kumar (57 kg)

Tokyo Olympian and veteran boxer Satish Kumar (92+ kg) will be seen in action after a long time whereas National Champion Naveen Kumar will represent the country in the 92 kg category.

Young pugilists Barun Singh (51 kg) and Nikhil Dubey (71 kg) will also get the opportunity to showcase their talent and win medals for the country.


 


The bouts will start on September 6 and the finals will be held on September 9.

Squad:

Elite Men: Barun Singh Shagolshem (51kg), Akash Kumar (57kg), Manish Kaushik (63.5kg), Nikhil Premnath Dubey (71kg), Naveen Kumar (92kg), Satish Kumar (92+kg)

Elite Women: Manju Rani (50kg), Jyoti (54kg), Vinakshi (57kg), Shashi Chopra (60kg), Jigyasa Rajput (75kg).

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