May 22, 2022
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Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi confident of winning a Gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

Boxer Laishram Sarita Devi confident of winning a Gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi is confident of changing the color of her medal by clinching the Gold in Goal Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, starting 4th April. Five times Asian Championship medalist revealed that her preparations have been going pretty well and that Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is providing full support to the players. You may like| Indian boxing squad for Commonwealth Games 2018 announced, Mary Kom included.

“Training has been going pretty good. Last time, there were some disturbances because of federation. But now, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has come which is supporting us really well. They have started promoting boxing in the country in both women and men’s category. They have inaugurated Indian Open in India. They have called coaches from foreign. We are getting good support now and are also training well. So, I am hopeful to clinch a gold medal this time around,” Sarita said.

Sarita also opened about the present situation of Indian boxing which has improved since the recognition of BFI. She said that federation is helping in raising the standard of boxing in both men’s and women’s category. In case you don’t know, Indian Olympic Association removed Indian Amatuer Boxing Federation(IABF) last year and recognized Boxing Federation of India(BFI) as its offshoot.

“Our aim has always been to prepare ourselves to come out victorious against every opponent. They also come with proper training. Winning and losing is a part and parcel of the game. We are focused on giving our 100 percent and clinch gold. Other countries have started giving tough competition after they started featuring in Olympic Games. We have neither got support and nor did we get exposure of participating in the tournaments earlier. But new federation has been trying hard in raising the standard if women boxing,” she added.

In History

Sarita Devi won silver in the 2014 edition of CWG Games. She bagged a silver medal at the India Open in January before making it to the semi-finals of the Asian Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

(ANI Inputs)

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