The Indian Boxing Federation on Monday announced the names of the 10 member women boxing team for the 6th AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championship at Bridgetown, Barbados from September 9 to 19. A total of 306 boxers from 75 countries have registered for this edition of World Boxing Championship.
The team will leave for Barbados on September 5 and will return on September 20.
Secretary General of Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) PK Muralidharan Raja said, “the competition will be tough as many of the boxers for the London Olympic Games 2012 where women’s boxing has been introduced for the first time in 3 weight categories (51 kg, 60 kg and 75 kg).”
Raja also informed that the number of participants has increased by more than 50 per cent compared with the 2008 edition. Team: MC Marykom (48 kg), L Sarita Devi (51 kg), P Choudhary (54 kg), Pavitra (57 kg), N Chahal (60 kg), P Jakhar (64 kg), K Goyat (69 kg), A Mol (75 kg), L Padiya (81 kg), K Chahal (+81 kg).