Thursday, April 15, 2021
400 GTB

NNP LawOrder 11 04 2021

NNP Farmers

navan naroa 30

state mega job fair

Edu 20 March

Ayushman 11 04 2021

Markfed Sohna New

Verka Ice Cream

Innocent Hearts INNOKIDS Banner

14 Indian boxers off to Spain for Boxam Tournament

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, Feb 28, 2021-
The week-long Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain, starting Monday will enable the Indian boxing think-tank to evaluate the preparations for the Olympic-bound team, chief women’s boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco said on Sunday.

Six-time world champion M.C. Mary Kom (51kg) is among the nine Olympic qualifiers who will be seen in action in the first international tournament of the season being held after about 12 months, as sporting activities were stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An Indian team had last participated in Asian/Oceanian Olympic qualifier in in Jordan in March last year.

“We will be closely monitoring the technical and physical aspects of each of the boxers in the team. We have been working on various details of building up necessary strength in the boxers to prepare for the major tournament of the year in July,” Bergamasco told IANS, referring to the Olympics.

Punjab’s Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) of Assam and Pooja Rani (75kg) of Haryana are the other Olympic-bound pugilists among the 14-member team that will compete in the Spain event from March 1 to 7. The team consists of eight men and six women, including nine Olympic qualifiers.

“These days our main focus during training is to improve footwork, strength, and reflex action apart from other technical aspects of ring craft. Small improvements in these departments will give us the huge edge needed to win a medal in the Olympics,” said 50-year-old Bergamasco from Italy.

No Indian has qualified in the women’s 57kg category for the Olympics. The chances of booking more berths look difficult as the Paris Olympic qualifier, scheduled to be held in June, was cancelled recently due to the pandemic.

Nonetheless, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has selected Asian bronze medallist Manisha Moun and promising junior boxer Jasmine in the 57kg weight category for the international exposure tour to Spain.

In the coming months, Bergamasco said, the leading boxers would compete in two or three international tournaments to build up for the main competition at the Olympics. “Since the world’s leading boxers are expected to compete in Spain, we are looking forward to a good exposure. It would be a good platform to evaluate the general performance of the team and accordingly fine-tune the training in the coming weeks for the Olympics,” said the Italian.

Bergamasco said there is no injury concern at the moment. According to the coach, injuries do happen in all combat sports, but having a good team of medical experts and physiotherapists keeps the athletes healthy. “Physios are working closely with the boxers to ensure good health,” he pointed out.

Apart from the six-member women’s team, the BFI has selected an eight-member men’s team, including five Olympic quota winners, for international exposure. (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -SGPC Wheat Appeal

Stay Connected



Ashutosh Rana tests positive for Covid-19

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Ashutosh Rana has tested positive for Covid-19. The 53-year-old actor shared the news on Facebook while wishing fans on the...

Jackie Shroff packs a punch, with health tip

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Jackie Shroff on Wednesday reiterated a basic maxim to underline the need to look after one's health. Jackie posted a picture...

Katrina Kaif has just herself for company

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, who tested Covid positive earlier this month, is currently enjoying her own company, going by her social...

Rahul Roy tests Covid positive

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Rahul Roy on Wednesday took to social media to inform netizens that he has tested positive for Covid-19 along with...

Payal Ghosh essays different shades in ‘Red’

Mumbai, April 12, 2021- Actress Payal Ghosh, who came under the spotlight a while back after accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment, is gearing...




Woman Working on Laptop

10 Best Side Business Ideas for Women in 2021

Are you desperately looking and searching for new ideas for side business for women? There are a lot of business ideas for women, and we...
Model Mosque

A model mosque – by Asad Mirza

The Muslim community should try to evolve the construction of the mosques, at a lesser cost besides fulfilling both functional and practical needs, and...
Kashmir Spring

The Kashmiri Spring – by Aditti Ahluwalia

It's a wonderful World. Amidst the toings and froings of the Covid chaos, one good thing that has emerged is the luxury of time....


Health & Fitness

Cancer Vaccine

Novel personalised cancer vaccine safe: Study

New York, April 12, 2021 - A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of phase I clinical trials have shown. "While immunotherapy has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the vast majority of patients do not experience a significant clinical response with such treatments," said...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!