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newsboxing9 months ago

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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newsboxing9 months ago

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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newsboxing9 months ago

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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newsboxing9 months ago

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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newsboxing10 months ago

We also want to represent India at world stage, says Pinki Jangra

Pinki Jangra has backed Nikhat Zareen’s demand of having a fair trial and said that all the boxers want to play for the country at the world stage. Jangra also said that if she has defeated Mary Kom once in competitive events then there is no reason why she will not be able to do that again.
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newsboxing10 months ago

Not afraid to face Nikhat Zareen in Olympic qualifier trials, says Mary Kom

Celebrated Indian boxer MC Mary Kom (51kg) has vowed that she is not afraid to face Nikhat Zareen in a trial to decide who will make the Indian squad for the Olympic qualifiers in China. Zareen demanded a trial bout with Mary Kom before the Indian squad for the qualifiers is announced.
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newsboxing10 months ago

I’ll surely convey the message to BFI, Kiren Rijiju responds to Nikhat Zareen’s demand

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has responded to boxer Nikhat Zareen’s demand saying that he can only ask the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) to decide what is best for the nation and the athletes. Zareen demanded a trial bout against Mary Kom before the squad for the Olympic qualifiers is decided.
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newsboxing10 months ago

Why am I boxing if Mary Kom goes without trial, asks Nikhat Zareen

Mary Kom’s adversary in the 51kg category, Nikhat Zareen has pleaded that she should be at least given a fair chance against the legendary women pugilist before the Olympic qualifiers. Her frustration was further exacerbated when the BFI recently hinted at changing rules to suit Kom’s situation.
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newsboxing10 months ago

Reports | BFI hints Mary Kom might not give trials for Olympics Qualifiers

The Boxing Federation of India might repeat what they did early this year concerning Mary Kom’s selection criteria in the Olympics qualifiers as well after president hinted at “no trial” for medal winners in World Championships. The rule has been similar for the men’s selection criteria as well.
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newsboxinga year ago

Mary Kim questions boxing trials process practiced by BFI

Mary Kom has suggested that Boxing Federation of India (BFI) should do away with boxing trials for international tournaments, especially in the case of proven performers. Mary and Nikhat Zareen were part of a very public spat where the latter accused BFI of favouring the six-time world champion.
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