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IBF announces Team for CWG and Asian Games 2010

INDIAN BOXING FEDERATION ANNOUNCES TEAM LIST FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 AND ASIAN GAMES 2010

The Selection Trials for Commonwealth Games 2010 and Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 were held successfully at the newly renovated Airconditioned Training Hall at NS NIS Patiala from 26 – 28 August 2010. A total of 44 boxers from the Core Group participated in these Trials. It was the first time that the Selection Trials were held like a full fledged Championship with International Referees & Judges assisting the Seven member Selection Committee & Jury to pick up the best boxers to represent India at CWG 2010 and Asian Games 2010.

The Seven member Selection Committee & Jury comprised of Mr Jaslal Pradhan, Arjuna Awardee & Govt Nominee, Mr Padam Bahadur Mall, Arjuna Awardee & Asian Games 1962 Gold Medalist, Mr Mehtab Singh, Arjuna Awardee, Mr Jaipal Singh, Arjuna Awardee, Mr BI Fernandez, Foreign Expert from Cuba, Mr GS Sandhu, Chief National Coach and Col PK Muralidharan Raja, Secretary General, Indian Boxing Federation (IBF). Mr Bhupinder Singh, Vice President, IBF was also present.

Akhil Kumar will be a major medal hope for India once again

Akhil Kumar will be a major medal hope for India once again

It was indeed a treat to watch India’s top level boxers such as Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar, Suranjoy Singh, Dinesh Kumar and other famed pugilists in action. The youngsters in the Core Group also proved their worth and gave a clear message to their seniors that they have arrived and will claim their places in the coming months. Amongst the spectators was German Coach Mirko Wolf who has been hired by Videocon for the Indian WSB Team. Having witnessed the trials he was full of praise for the wonderful training facilities at NS NIS Patiala and said that it can be compared to the best in the world. He also said that India has the luxury of having more than one boxer of world class standard in each weight category whereas many other countries had to generally make do with just one or two boxers. He complimented the Indian Boxing Federation’s farsightedness and progressive plans which have been responsible for this phenomenal performance. He also remarked that at this rate India could be the next Cuba in Boxing, which was an excellent motivator for the Indian Boxers and the Coaches who have been toiling in earnest for the past few years. IBF would like to request the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Sports Authority of India to kindly consider this Airconditioned Boxing Training Hall as a prototype of the minimum facility that should be provided for other SAI Centres where the National Boxing Coaching Camps are held.

The selection trials were held in a transparent manner wherein the boxers in each weight category had the opportunity of showing their mettle against the others in their category. Each bout was of full 3 rounds of 3 minutes each and judged with the AIBA approved Computerised Scoring System as an additional back up for the manual scoring that the Selection Committee & Jury members were keeping track of. All the bouts were captured through a Video Recording so as to replay them and check the performance of the boxers when in doubt. The following criteria was followed while selecting the boxers for the CWG 2010 and Asian Games 2010:

a)   Previous performances at major International Competitions and National Championships.

b)   Performances during National Coaching Camps.

c)   Performance during Selection Trials from 26 – 28 Aug 2010.

d)   Maturity and experience of boxers to win medals at International Boxing Competitions.

Indian Boxing Federation is pleased to announce the list of boxers for Commonwealth Games 2010 and Asian Games 2010 as follows:

COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010

  • 49 kgs       Amandeep Singh         RSPB
  • 52 kgs       Suranjoy Singh            SSCB
  • 56 kgs       Akhil Kumar                 All India Police
  • 60 kgs       Jai Bhagawan             All India Police
  • 64 kgs       Manoj Kumar               RSPB
  • 69 kgs       Dilbagh Singh              RSPB
  • 75 kgs       Vijender Singh             All India Police
  • 81 kgs       Dinesh Kumar              All India Police
  • 91 kgs       Manpreet Singh           SSCB
  • +91 kgs     Paramjit Samota         RSPB

ASIAN GAMES GUANGZHOU 2010

  • 49 kgs       Amandeep Singh         RSPB
  • 52 kgs       Suranjoy Singh            SSCB
  • 56 kgs       Chhote Lal Yadav       SSCB
  • 60 kgs       Vikas Krishan              HAR
  • 64 kgs       V Santhosh Kumar      SSCB
  • 69 kgs       Dilbagh Singh              RSPB
  • 75 kgs       Vijender Singh             All India Police
  • 81 kgs       Dinesh Kumar              All India Police
  • 91 kgs       Manpreet Singh           SSCB
  • +91 kgs     Paramjit Samota         RSPB

The Indian Senior Men’s Boxing Team will continue to train at NS NIS Patiala till 15 September 2010 where excellent facilities exist for preparations in a conducive manner and then shift base to Delhi to acclimatize themselves prior to CWG 2010.

Will Vijender Singh do us proud again?

Will Vijender Singh do us proud again?

Please find attached separately as another email, a few action photos of the selection trials and also a photograph of the newly renovated Boxing Training Hall at NIS Patiala. It was indeed a pleasure to hear from the boxers that after their daily training sessions, majority of them stay on inside the Airconditioned Hall with piped music to carry out individual cooling down and their own workouts and they get fully charged up due to the wonderful aesthetics and ambience inside the hall.

Mr Abhay Singh Chautala, President, Indian Boxing Federation and all members take this opportunity of thanking Mr LS Ranawat, Executive Director (Academics), NS NIS Patiala and his entire staff for the extremely positive attitude and support that they have rendered to the Indian Boxing Team throughout their stay. Not only has excellent facilities been provided in terms of boarding & lodging, training arrangements and the requisite morale boosting support, but the authorities have always gone out of their way to meet any additional requirements projected by the National Campers. The students of the Boxing Coaching Diploma Course at NIS led by their Chief Instructor Mr TL Gupta and other Instructors have gone out of their way to provide support to the Indian Boxing Campers. A special mention is also in order to appreciate the hardwork put in by Chief National Coach Mr GS Sandhu, Special Foreign Expert from Cuba Mr BI Fernandez and the team of  Indian Coaches (Mr Shiv Singh, Mr Jaydev Bisht, Mr Jagdish Singh, Sub Ramanand, Nb Sub CA Kuttappa and Mr DS Yadav) as also the support staff which includes the Team Doctor Dr Karanjeet Singh, Physiotherapist Mr Hari Shankar Varma and the Masseurs Mr Bismillah Khan & Mr Ankit, without whose hardwork and dedication the above results would not have been possible.

Wishing Team India the very best of luck for wonderful performances at CWG 2010 and Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 and hoping that they make India proud with a rich haul of medals!

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