Lovlina Borgohain gets direct entry in Indian team for World C’ship

New Delhi, Oct 05 (PTI): Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has been handed direct qualification for the upcoming women’s world boxing championships by the Indian federation, which has decided that the remaining squad will be made up of gold-winners from the upcoming nationals. The national championships will be held in Hisar from October 21 and just like the recently concluded men’s event, the champions will make the cut for the worlds’ squad.
“The gold-medallists in each weight category will represent India in the AIBA women’s world championship except 69kg (as) Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain will see direct qualification for the world championships,” the Boxing Federation of India stated.
Apart from this, the gold and silver-winners from the nationals will also secure their place in the national camp. The bronze-winners will fight it out in trials featuring medallists from the previous three editions of the tournament for a place in the camp.
The 24-year-old is now set to skip the national tournament after securing a place in the squad based on her Tokyo performance. The women’s world championship is to be held in December in Istanbul. The exact dates for the marquee competition are yet to be decided.

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