NEW DELHI, March 16: Legendary MC Mary Kom has decided to skip the Asian Women�s Championship to prepare for the bigger events ahead and in her absence, world championship silver medallist Sonia Chahal will lead the 20-member Indian contingent at the event, to be held in Bangkok from April 16 to 27.
Six-time world champion Mary Kom, who won India�s solitary gold medal at the 2017 edition in Vietnam, wants to focus on the World Championships to be held later this year.
India�s hopes in 64kg will rest on Punjab�s Simranjit Kaur and Assam�s Lovlina Borgohain will be the one to watch out for in 69kg.
The team: 48kg: Nitu (Haryana), Manju Rani (Punjab, reserve). 51kg: Nikhat Zareen (Telangana), Pinki Rani (Haryana, reserve). 54kg: Manisha (Haryana), Meenakumari (AIP, reserve). 57kg: Sonia Chahal (RSPB), Sakshi (Haryana, reserve). 60kg: Sarita Devi (AIP), Parveen (Haryana, reserve). 64kg: Simranjit Kaur (Punjab), Pwilao Basumatary (RSPB, reserve). 69kg: Lovlina Borgohain (Assam), Anjali Tushir (reserve). 75kg: Nupur (Haryana), Pooja (RSPB, reserve). 81kg: Pooja Rani (Haryana), Nandini (CHD, reserve). 81+kg: Seema Poonia (RSPB), Kavita Chahal (AIP, reserve). � PTI