Tuesday, April 16

Boxing

Indian Boxers Gear Up for Paris Olympics with Training Camp in Turkey
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Indian Boxers Gear Up for Paris Olympics with Training Camp in Turkey

With the Paris Olympics just a few months away, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has taken a significant step to support India's boxing contingent. The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) has approved proposals for Nikhat Zareen, Preeti Pawar, Parveen Hooda, and Lovlina Borgohain to participate in a special training camp in Turkey. TOPS Funding Provides Financial Assistance The MYAS Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) will provide financial backing for the boxers' training needs in Turkey. This includes airfare, accommodation, food, visas, coaching fees (for specific coaches), and physiotherapy expenses. Beyond Boxing: Support for Wrestlers and Shooters The MOC isn't just focused on boxing. Five TOPS wrestlers, including Sujeet, Deepak Punia, and Naveen, will travel ...
Haryana Reigns Supreme at Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships
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Haryana Reigns Supreme at Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships

Haryana emerged as the undisputed champion at the Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The state secured a dominant victory in both the boys' and girls' categories, showcasing their strong boxing contingent. Haryana Girls Retain Title in Style Haryana, the defending champions in the girls' section, successfully retained their title with a commanding performance. They topped the leaderboard with a whopping 64 points, leaving no doubt about their dominance. Their tally included an impressive haul of 10 medals: Gold Medals (7): Bhoomi (35kg), Nischal Sharma (37kg), Rakhi (43kg), Naitik (52kg), Navya (55kg), Sukhreet (64kg), and Diya (61kg) Silver Medal (1): (Details unavailable) Bronze Medals (2): (Details unavailable) Diya (6...
BFI Parts Ways with High-Performance Director Bernard Dunne
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BFI Parts Ways with High-Performance Director Bernard Dunne

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has accepted the resignation of Bernard Dunne, its High-Performance Director. The Indian team will continue training under foreign coach Dmitrij Dmitruk. Dunne's Tenure and Achievements Dunne, a former Irish boxer, served as the High-Performance Director since 2022. During his tenure, Indian boxers achieved success, securing four gold medals at the 2023 Women's World Championships, three bronze medals at the 2023 Men's World Championships, and five medals at the 2022 Asian Games. BFI Moving Forward with Coaching Staff The BFI expressed gratitude for Dunne's contributions and wished him well. Head coach CA Kuttappa and existing coaches will continue their roles, with Jai Singh Patil and Durga Prasad Gandhamalla joining the coaching team....
BFI News: HPD Dunne Resigns, Foreign Coach Likely Axed After Olympic Qualifier Debacle
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BFI News: HPD Dunne Resigns, Foreign Coach Likely Axed After Olympic Qualifier Debacle

Indian boxing is facing a major crisis after a dismal performance in the first World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers held in Italy. With just four months remaining until the Paris Olympics, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is scrambling to find solutions and secure Olympic berths for its boxers. Coaching Turmoil at BFI High Performance Director Resigns: Bernard Dunne, the Irish former professional boxer appointed as India's High Performance Director in October 2022, has tendered his resignation. This move comes amidst widespread criticism of the team's performance and Dunne's coaching methods. Foreign Coach Likely to be Axed: The BFI is expected to show Dmitry Dmitruk, the foreign coach appointed in February 2022, the exit door. The federation is looking towards Indian coaches...
Nishant Dev Punches his Way Closer to Paris Olympics! One Win Away from Securing Boxing Quota
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Nishant Dev Punches his Way Closer to Paris Olympics! One Win Away from Securing Boxing Quota

Indian boxing received a major boost as Nishant Dev stormed into the quarterfinals of the World Olympic Boxing Qualifiers in Italy. The 23-year-old dominated his pre-quarterfinal bout against Christos Karaitis of Greece, securing a convincing 5-0 unanimous decision victory. A Crucial Step Towards Paris This win puts Dev on the cusp of securing a coveted Olympic quota for the 2024 Paris Games. With only four quota places available in the men's 71kg weight class, a victory in his upcoming quarterfinal against American Omari Jones (2021 World Championship silver medalist) will guarantee his spot in Paris. Nishant Dev: India's Last Hope Nishant Dev stands as the sole Indian boxer remaining in contention at the Qualifiers. Other contenders, including medalists from the 2023 Wor...