Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Meet the Indian Male & Female Boxing Squad for Commonwealth Games

In the recent times, Indian boxers have earned a good reputation in various international boxing competitions, including the commonwealth games. Both male and female boxers from India have performed well at international stage recently. There are huge hopes from the boxers this time and they are expected to earn a few medals in Glasgow, Scotland.  Out of the 101 medals India won in last commonwealth games 7 were from boxing. Not sure about this edition of the games but I wish the boxing team good luck and hopefully they could increase the count this time and reach double figures.

Let me introduce you to the male and female boxing squad for India this Commonwealth games.

Male Boxers from India for Glasgow Commonwealth Games:
  • Devendro Singh - This guy from Manipur won gold at the Bocskai Invitation Tournament in Hungary.
  • Shiva Thapa - This boxer from Assam has got various medals at junior level and was the youngest boxer to qualify for 2012 London Olympics.
  • Manoj Kumar - Manoj Kumar won Gold medal for Indian in 2010 CWG games and he also won bronze medal in 2007 and 2013 Asian Championships.
  • Mandeep Jangra - This guy might be the trump card this year in the 69 kg category.
  • Vijender Singh: Vijendar is perhaps the only boxer in India who is recognized by masses. A winner of bronze medal in both Olympics and Word Champions, he is the most popular boxer in India.
  • Sumit Sangwan - Sumit is a known face at state and national levels. We wish him good luck at international level as well.
  • Dinesh Kumar - Got silver medal in Asian games.
  • Praveen More - High hopes on him in the +91 kg category.
Female Boxers from India for Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Female boxing is making a debut to the Commonwealth games and this is a nice time for female boxer to make a statement here.
  • Pinki Jangra: This boxer from Haryana qualified to play for India after defeating the 5 time world champion and Olympic Bronze medal winner M C Mary Kom in the trials. Mary Kom was on a long break from Boxing after giving birth to her third child. Mary Kom was expecting a comeback but she'll have to wait for a while. Hopefully Pinki Jangra will meet the expectation of the country and perform well in the games.
  • Sarita Devi: Sarita Devi has won a silver medal in World Championship. She has been consistent performer and winning medals in Asian Women Boxing Championship since 2001.
  • Pooja Rani: Her rise in the boxing is just like a movie story. With opposition from her father in taking the game as a profession, this girl has yet lot more to achieve. 

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