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India assured of 12 medals at Asian Youth Boxing Championships

India’s tally of assured medals at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships increased to 12 after four more boxers advanced to the semi-final stages at Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday. On the other hand, Vijaydeep (69kg) and Lakshya Chahar (81kg) lost out in the quarter-finals to split verdicts.
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Immensely honoured to have represented our country, writes Nicola Adams on her retirement

In an open letter to her local newspaper the Yorkshire Evening Post, boxing champion Nicola Adams has expressed her immense honour in having had the opportunity to represent Britain. The 37-year-old has hung up her gloves on advice from her medical staff to protect her eyes from further damage.
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Need to practise more on power, endurance and reach, believes Amit Panghal

For Indian pugilist Amit Panghal to adjust to the change of weight category from 49kg to 52kg to be able to compete in the Olympics needs him to work on his power, endurance and reach. The 24-year-old will next take part in the Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan, China in February next year.
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Mary Kom included in Boxing’s Athlete Ambassadors Group by IOC

MC Mary Kom has been included in a 10-boxer athlete ambassadors group to represent boxers in the build-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games by the International Olympic Council’s (IOC) Task Force for the sport. In August this year, the creation of an Athlete Ambassadors Group was announced.
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Shiva Thapa, Pooja Rani clinch gold at Olympic Test event, Ashish Kumar settles for silver

Shiva Thapa (63kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) clinched gold medals, while Ashish (69kg) settled for silver to wrap up a brilliant campaign for India at the Olympic Test event for boxing on Thursday. The 2020 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 9.
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Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen may face off to decide representative for Tokyo Olympics

Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen could face-off in a trail, as early as December this year, to decide India’s representation in the 51kg category for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers. It is learnt that nearly everyone in the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) are in support of holding the trial. 
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Olympic Test Event | Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani qualify for finals

Indian boxers Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani have made it to the final round of the ongoing Olympic Test Event for boxing in Tokyo on Wednesday. On the other hand, Nikhat Zareen and Vahlimpuia lost their respective semi-final bouts and had to be satisfied with a bronze medal each at the Test event.
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Olympic boxing officials to try new judging system

With an aim to achieve fair and transparent verdicts, the Olympic boxing officials are going for a trial run of a new judging system. According to the new system, the scores will be updated real-time and it will be tested at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium where the Olympic bouts will be held.
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Shiva Thapa joins six other Indian boxers in Olympic Test event semi-finals

Four-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa (63kg) secured a medal at the Olympic Test event in Tokyo, Japan, by winning his quarterfinal bout on Tuesday. Six other Indians made the last-four stage without fighting as they either got byes or were helped by the small size of their respective draws.
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Military World Games | Deepak loses final, Sriram Balaji wins Tennis bronze

Indian pugilist Deepak had to settle for a silver while tennis player N Sriram Balaji claimed a bronze medal in their respective events at the ongoing seventh Military World Games in Wuhan, China, on Saturday. Jinson Johnson finished fifth in the 1500m while 4x400m men’s team finished fourth.
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