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Lovlina Borgohain & Pwilao Basumatary in Indian squad for Asian Championships

NEW DELHI: Top-tier pugilists Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) and Pwilao Basumatary (64 kg) have brought laurels to Assam as they have been selected to be a part of the Asian Boxing Championship slated to be held in New Delhi from May 21 to 31.

Two-time world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain is also bound for the Olympic Games to be held later this year in Tokyo, Japan. She has a silver medal in the Asian Championship.

Olympic-bound six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), the third pugilist from the Northeast in the squad, will spearhead the Indian women’s challenge.

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Mary Kom is a six-time Asian medallist, including five gold medals. She had opted out of the previous edition of the event in 2019. She recently won a bronze medal at a tournament in Spain, her first competitive outing since qualifying for the Olympics a year ago.

Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) are the other Tokyo-qualified boxers in the squad.

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