GUWAHATI, June 2 - The Assam Amateur Boxing Association (AABA) today felicitated the State women boxing team which came second in the recently concluded 7th Sub Junior National Women Boxing Championship in Kolkata. Assam won as many as six gold and five bronze medals in the championship where Haryana emerged the champion team.
Attending the felicitation function at the Assam Olympic Association�s conference hall in the RG Baruah Sports Complex here, MLA Capt Robin Bordoloi said Assam has tremendous potential in boxing and hoped that in the coming days more boxers will be able to make a mark in national and international circuits. Bordoloi also urged the association to distribute equipment among the State sports bodies which are lying at the Sarusajai Sports Complex.
Director of Sports Gaurav Bothra, who was present on the occasion as guest, congratulated the youngsters and assured to provide every possible help. AABA secretary Hemanta Kumar Kalita, while addressing the gathering, revealed that due to financial hardship they have not been able to provide the best possible training facilities to the State boxers. He, however, believes that Assam will be able to produce more medal winning boxers within a short span of time.
Team coach Pranamika Bora and manager Kabita Changmai also explained about their experiences during the championship. Gold medal winning boxers were given Rs 2000 each while the bronze medallists were presented Rs 1000 each.
Joykumari Lama, Ani Lama, Pampi Bora, Jamuna Boro, Jyotsna Doley, Lovlina Buragohain were the gold medal winners in the meet while Sanjeeta Narzary, Rashmi Gorh, Priyanka Gogoi, Padma Chetri, Prisina Narzary won bronze medals. Anjupomi Daimary, Bogitora Gogoi, Junti Kachary, Puspa Das, Nisha Das were the other boxers in the 16-member team.