June 25, 2022
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Indian Boxer Gaurav Bidhuri now sights 2020 Tokyo Olympics after CWG snub

Boxer Gaurav Bidhuri now sights 2020 Tokyo Olympics after CWG snub

2017 World championships bronze medalist boxer Gaurav Bidhuri now sights 2020 Tokyo Olympics after failing to make the Indian boxing squad for Commonwealth Games 2018.

Bidhuri took to Facebook and said “When God gives you a ‘NO’, give him a ‘Thank You’. He is protecting from less than his best.”

“With a heavy heart I want to inform you all that I won’t be able to take part in Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast due to my prolonging back injury. I have requested our federation to take my trials for CWG but like always I appreciate the support I have received from Boxing Federation of India and respect their decision of asking me to get perfectly fit before going for International Competition,”

“As always, I’ll keep fighting and try to come back fitter and stronger in the boxing ring. At the end of the day the aim for me is a podium finish at Tokyo 2020. I’ll keep working towards it with your support,”

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) had selected the Commonwealth Games boxing squad on the basis of a points system put in place before the national championships last year. However, Bidhuri was excluded from the team by failing to gather up the required points.

The 24 years old Bantamweight boxer has been out of process since winning a bronze in world championships last year in August. Hussam Mohammed made the Indian contingent in Bantam Weight (56kg) category.

Bidhuri missed the India Open and the Bulgaria Invitational Tournaments attributed to a back injury.

Gaurav Bidhuri now sights 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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