Sarjubala Devi wins third consecutive Gold in National Boxing Championship
Boxer Sarjubala Devi has won her third consecutive Gold in 46-48kg category at the Women’s Senior National Boxing Championship held at Haridwar. This will be her fourth National gold overall and third consecutive. She is a former World Championships silver-medallist. Haryana managed to lift the overall trophy at the event and the second position was bagged by the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB).
It is the first National Championship being organised by the new federation, Boxing Federation of India (BFI). Recently, the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recognized Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) for Boxing. This decision will give massive fillip to the recently-formed BFI and also give a boost to the sport of boxing which had suffered due to absence of an NSF since 2012.