Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: last edition’s silver medallists Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj, Nivedita Karki and Tamanna Junior champion Nikita Chand will spearhead 50-member strong Indian challenge at the Asian Youth & Junior Men’s and Women Boxing Championships, scheduled in Amman, Jordan from February 27 to March 16.
Both the youth and junior squads consist of 25 boxers each. (13 men ,12 women for youth team) . while junior team includes 13 boys and 12 girls.
Junior Boys; Krrish Pal (46kg) Ravi Saini (48kg) Lovepreet Singh (50kg), John Lapung (52kg) Jayant Dagar (54kg),Chetan Kumar (57kg) Yashwardhan Singh (60kg) Harsh Saini (63kg) Jackson Laishram (70kg) Dev Pratap Singh (75kg) Rishab Shikharwar (80kg) ,Gaurav Ganpat Mhaske (over 80 Kg)
Junior Girls: Mahi Siwach (46kg) Palak Zambre(48kg) Vini (50kg), Yashika (52kg), Supriya Thokcham (54kg) Vidhi (57kg), Nikita Chand (60kg), Shrushti Sathe (63 Kg) Tamanna (66 Kg) Krisha Verma (70kg) Rudrika (75kg), Khushi Pooniya (80kg) Nirjhala Bana (over 80 kg),
Youth Men: Vishwanath Suresh (48kg) ,Raman (51kg), Anand Yadav (54kg), Ayush (57kg) Rudra Pratap Singh (60kg) Vanshaj (63.5 Kg) Anjani Mummana (67kg)Ashish Hooda (71Kg), Deepak (75kg) Rockey Chaudhary (80kg), Aditya Janghu (86 Kg), Jaskaran Singh (92 Kg) Aman Singh Bisht (over 92kg)
Youth Women; Nivedita Karki (48 kg) Tamanna (50 Kg) Renu (52 kg) Tanisha Lamba (54 Kg) Prachi (57kg), Shaheen Gill (60kg), Ravina (63 Kg) Priyanka (66kg) Pranjal Yadav (70 kg) Muskan (75 kg) Sneha (81kg), Kirti (over 81 kg)
They will be accompanied by coaches and the support staff as per the approved norms by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Prior to the upcoming championships, boxers took part at the 21-day national camps which were conducted at SAI National Centre of Excellence in Rohtak and in Bhopal as part of their preparations for the tournament.
During the last edition of the this championships held in Dubai in 2021, India bagged 39 medals including 14 gold.
The continental showpiece event will see both youth and junior categories being played together for the second time .Matches will begin on March 2 while the finals will be played on March 13 and 14.