Sarjubala Devi makes Asiad squad

NEW DELHI,29th June: Shiva Thapa (60kg) claimed a place in the Indian boxing team for the Asian Games after winning the trials, where Sarjubala Devi clinched the 51kg spot in the women's squad -- a category that had been thrown open after M C Mary Kom pulled out of the equation due to a shoulder problem.

Most of the team was finalised without trials, based on performances in the international tournaments and the national camp, but the men's 60kg and 64kg and the women's 51kg division were decided following trials here today. Shiva, a former world bronze-medallist and a three-time Asian medallist, defeated Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik. Sarjubala, on the other hand, got the better of former CWG bronze-winner Pinki Jangra.

The Teams:
MEN: Amit Panghal (49kg), Gaurav Solanki (52kg), Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg), Shiva Thapa (60kg), Dheeraj Rangi (64kg), Manoj Kumar (69kg), Vikas Krishan (75kg).
WOMEN: Sarjubala Devi (51kg), Sonia Lather (57kg), Pavitra (60kg).


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