NEW DELHI: Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg) has been qualified directly for the next women’s boxing world championships by the Indian federation, which has decided that the remaining team will be made up of medalists from gold of the next national championships.
The national championships will be held in Hisar from October 21 and, like the recently concluded men’s event, the champions will be selected for the world championship team.
“Gold medalists in each weight category will represent India at the AIBA Women’s World Championship, with the exception of Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist 69kg Lovlina Borgohain, who will qualify directly. for the world championships, ”said the Indian Boxing Federation.
Apart from that, the national gold and silver winners will also secure their place in the national camp.
The bronze medalists will face off in trials featuring medalists from the previous three editions of the tournament for a spot in the camp.
The 24-year-old is now expected to skip the domestic tournament after securing a spot in the squad based on her performance in Tokyo.
The Women’s World Championship will be held in December in Istanbul.
The exact dates for the marquee competition have yet to be decided.
The men’s camp for the world championship awaits the start:
The men’s world championship camp, scheduled for October 24 in Belgrade, Serbia, has yet to take off.
A source from the Federation said it could start in the coming days in Patiala amid continued brainstorming on the coaching staff and who among the support staff will travel with the team to Belgrade.
“Time is running out. Hopefully things will move in the next two days,” the source said.
The BFI has made it clear that the coaching staff for both male and female campers are expected to undergo an overhaul within the next two months.
The review is being conducted against the backdrop of performances at the Tokyo Olympics in which none of the male boxers were able to qualify for the medal rounds.