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Target Olympic Podium Scheme to be launched for Junior Athletes

The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijju has launched the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for junior atheletes. The scheme will groom them for the Olympics that is to be held in 2024 and 2028. What is the plan? The GoI is to identify 10 to 12 year old talents through the scheme and will train them ..

India loses Hosting Rights for 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championship

After failing to pay the host fee, India lost the opportunity to host the 2021 men’s World Boxing Championship for the first time. About India had signed an agreement with AIBA in 2017 to host the 2021 men’s World Boxing Championship event. However, the AIBA recently terminated the agreement over India’s failure to pay the ..

Roger Mayweather passes away

Roger Mayweather, who passed away recently at the age of 58, was a two-time world champion turned trainer in boxing. He was also the uncle of the boxing star Floyd Mayweather, and trained him for most of the latter’s boxing career. Roger Mayweather had won world titles at super featherweight and super lightweight categories. During ..

Eight Indian boxers secure Olympic berths

In the ongoing Asian qualifiers at Jordan, World bronze-medallist Simranjit Kaur defeated the second seed Namuun Monkhor of Mongolia, to secure her first Olympic place. Veteran boxers Mary Kom and Amit Panghal were also qualified for the Olympics as they advanced to semi-final bouts. As of now, the number of Indian boxers securing Olympic berths ..

Indian boxer Amit Panghal ranked first by IOC’s Boxing Task Force for Olympic Qualifiers

Indian ace boxer Amit Panghal was seen in news, as he has been ranked first by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force ahead of next month’s Olympic Qualifiers. With this, Amit became the first Indian boxer to be ranked first, in more than a decade. Before Amit, Vijender Singh was ranked first in ..

Amit Panghal becomes first Indian male boxer to qualify for final of World Boxing Championships

Ace Indian boxer Amit Panghal settled for a silver at the AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships at Ekaterinburg in Russia. He lost to Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan Zoirov in flyweight (48-52 kg) category. Though, Panghal created history as he became the first Indian male boxer to qualify for the final of the Championships. He has ..

Mary Kom wins gold in 51kg category at 23rd President’s Cup

Six-time world champion & Olympic bronze medallist, MC Mary Kom claimed gold in the 51kg category at the 23rd President’s Cup by defeating Australia’s April Franks by 5-0. She asserted her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the India Open ..

Kishen Narsi appointed as Chairman of Asian Boxing Confederation’s (ASBC) competitions commission

Kishen Narsi from India has been appointed as the Chairman of Asian Boxing Confederation’s (ASBC) competitions commission. Narsi is a former All-India University champion boxer. He was an international referee and vice-chairman of the executive committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). He has officiated in three Olympics. He was also the founding interim president ..