Nikhat Zareen selected for boxing trials of Olympic qualifiers
Nikhat Zareen was on Saturday named among the Indian ladies fighters who will take an interest in the two-day trials planned for the Olympic qualifiers to be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium from December 27.
After the choice board meeting here, Nikhat from Telengana was given the fourth spot in the 51 kg class which as of now has the six-time World Champion MC Mary Kom, RSPB’s Jyoti Gulia and Haryana’s Ritu Grewal as different contenders.
Mary Kom has been positioned one, Nikhat was given a subsequent positioning, while Jyoti and Ritu have been positioned third and forth separately.
As indicated by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), fighters positioned 1 and 4 will battle and fighters positioned 2 and 3 will play against one another.
“The victors of every session will make it to the last preliminary match and the champs here in every one of the 5 classifications will at that point be chosen to be a piece of the Indian Team to partake in the Olympic Qualifiers – Asia and Oceania in Wuhan from February 3-14, 2020,” BFI said in a discharge.
Given the criteria, Nikhat will take on Jyoti, while Mary Kom will confront Ritu with the victor of the two sessions set to go head to head in a last preliminary match which will choose who makes it to the Indian group for the Olympic qualifiers.
Nikhat has been requesting a preliminary with Mary Kom for long and was set to confront the Manipuri fighter in the Big Bout League. However, referring to back damage, Mary Kom had hauled out of the session in the eleventh hour.
A disappointed Nikhat then requested a reasonable Olympic determination trial and requested that the national league broadcast the battle live.
In other weight classes, Sonia (RSPB) will bolt horns with previous World title silver-medallist Sonia Lather (RSPB), while Sakshi (Haryana) conflicts with Manisha (Haryana) in 57kg.
In 60kg, previous World hero L Sarita Devi (AIP) has been set in opposition to Shashi Chopra (Haryana) and Simranjit Kaur (Punjab) is set to battle Pavitra (RSPB).
In 69kg, double-cross big showdown bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain (Assam) will confront Anjali (Delhi), while Lalita (Rajasthan) takes on Meena Rani (RSPB).
In 75kg, Asian Games bronze medallist Pooja Rani will face Indraja KA from Kerela, while previous big showdown silver medallist Saweety Boora takes on Nupur in an all-Haryana session.
Among men fighters, Vikash Krishan, who came back to novice crease after a spell in proficient boxing by winning a gold at South Asian Games, will likewise show up in the trials.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist will confront Ashish, while Naveen Bora will bolt horns with Duryodhan Singh Negi in 69kg.
In 57 kg, Kavinder Singh Bisht, a silver medallist at the 2019 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, will meet 2018 CWG gold-medallist Gaurav Solanki, while 2018 CWG bronze medallist Md Hussamudin will take on Sachin.
In 81kg, Rajasthan’s Brijesh Yadav, Sachin Kumar of SSCB were named alongwith Sumit Sangwan, who will get a shot in the trials on the off chance that he is found by NADA not guilty.
2017 Asian Championship silver medallist Sumit had bombed a moron test early this month.
In 75kg, Himachal Pradesh’s Ashish Kumar will go head to head Ankit Khatana of Haryana for a spot in the group.
In 91kg, RSPB’s Naman Tanwar, Haryana’s Naveen and SSCB’s Gaurav Chauhan have been named, while Satish Kuar and Narender – both from SSCB – will battle in 91+kg class.
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