Preparation for the upcoming Asian games 2018 competition are started by the majority of the participating country. For that India Boxers womens team who leave for italy on friday night while men’s boxer team set off for ireland on sunday. Indian Boxers surely earn a better performance in jakarta Palembang games in August.
Boxer Team India has been made a three month caleder where boxers not only made preparation for the training in foreign camp but also to participate in the key tournament and that will surely boost performance in continental games events.
Women’s Boxer Team squad is led by India’s most accomplished boxer, MC Mary Kom (48 kg), with Monika (48 kg), Sarjubala Devi and Pinki Rani (both 51 kg), Meena Maisnam (54 kg), two time Asian Championship silver medallist Sonia Lather and 2017 World Youth Champion gold medallist Shashi Chopra in the 57 kg, Laishram Sarita Devi and Pavitra in the 60 kg, Simranjit Kaur (64 kg), Lovlina Boroghain and Pooja (69 kg) giving her company in the light to middle-weight categories.
Chief coach of the women’s team Raffaele Bergamasco said, “It is an important trip for our boxers as they will get to train in the best conditions before the crucial Asian Games and later the World Championship. We have picked the top boxers from each category and will be putting them through similar training regimen before the team for the Asian Games is selected,”
While in the Men’s Boxing team Himanshu Sharma’s (49 kg), who made the cut after his gold medal-winning exploits in Belgrade, CWG gold medallist Gaurav Solanki and Salman Sheikh (both 52 kg), and Madan Lal (56 kg) ready to shown their performance in the big events like asian games.