IBF names reserves for Asian Games women`s team

New Delhi:Former World Championship silver medalist L Sarita Devi, who lost to five-time world champion M C Mary Kom in the trials, was today included in the Indian women`s boxing team for the November Asian Games as a reserve.

Sarita, who is a reigning Asian champion, lost to Mary Kom in the trials conducted on Wednesday at the Talkatora Stadium.

In the other weight categories, Haryana`s Neetu Chahal was included as a reserve for Preeti Beniwal in the 60kg division, the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) said in a statement.
Former world champion R L Jenny would be on standby for
Kavita Goyat in the 75kg category.

"In case any of the first-choice girl gets injured, we are allowed to have reserve entries. Boxing is a contact sport and you never know what might happen. We always have a reserve team even for men," explained IBF Secretary General Col P K Muralidharan Raja.

The Asian Games are scheduled from November 12 to 27 in
the Chinese city of Guangzhou.


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