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Jamuna to shift weight category after winning gold

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GUWAHATI, May 24 - Having secured a gold medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament here, local girl Jamuna Boro is likely to shift weight category in a bid to secure Olympic qualification.

The pugilist from Belsiri village in Sonitpur district got the better of her compatriot Y Sandhyarani 5-0 in the 54 kg weight category at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Sarusajai here today.

�My next target is the World Championships from where one can secure Olympic qualification. As the weight category in which I am playing is not an Olympic category, I am likely to shift category.

�I am planning a move to 57 kg category as it would be hard for me to shift to 51 kg category. I have had to control a lot of weight in my current category,� Jamuna said.

Jamuna came into prominence after winning a gold at the 1st Sub-Junior Women National Boxing Championship held at Tamil Nadu in 2010. The good run continued and in the 2nd Nations Cup International Sub-Junior Girls Boxing Tournament held in Serbia, she again clinched a gold in 2013.

Asked regarding her final against Sandhyarani, she said: �The first and the final round was good. She is a very attacking player and if I directly went into the offensive it would have hurt my prospects. So I let her do the attack and went for the counter attacks.�

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Jamuna to shift weight category after winning gold

GUWAHATI, May 24 - Having secured a gold medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament here, local girl Jamuna Boro is likely to shift weight category in a bid to secure Olympic qualification.

The pugilist from Belsiri village in Sonitpur district got the better of her compatriot Y Sandhyarani 5-0 in the 54 kg weight category at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium in Sarusajai here today.

�My next target is the World Championships from where one can secure Olympic qualification. As the weight category in which I am playing is not an Olympic category, I am likely to shift category.

�I am planning a move to 57 kg category as it would be hard for me to shift to 51 kg category. I have had to control a lot of weight in my current category,� Jamuna said.

Jamuna came into prominence after winning a gold at the 1st Sub-Junior Women National Boxing Championship held at Tamil Nadu in 2010. The good run continued and in the 2nd Nations Cup International Sub-Junior Girls Boxing Tournament held in Serbia, she again clinched a gold in 2013.

Asked regarding her final against Sandhyarani, she said: �The first and the final round was good. She is a very attacking player and if I directly went into the offensive it would have hurt my prospects. So I let her do the attack and went for the counter attacks.�

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