Rohtak: Four time Asian Champion and World Championships gold medalist L Sarita Devi (60kg) progressed to the quarter-finals of the National Women’s Boxing Championships on Tuesday.
Representing the All India Police Sarita, who had to settle for a bronze last year at the event, defeated Tamil Nadu’s Muthulakshmi in a bout that lasted just one round.
President’s Cup bronze- medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) of Assam also sailed to the quarters after easing past Maharashtra’s Almas Shaikh in a unanimous 5-0 decision going her way.
Meanwhile, Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) also had a good day with two of it’s boxers advancing to the quarter-finals. While Asian Championships quarter-finalist Shiksha defeated Rajasthan’s Jyoti 5-0 in the 54kg category, former national champion Pavitra(60kg) beat Shivani Bharti of Bihar to progress.
48kg: Archana Thapa (Utk) bt Fancy Devi (AIP) 4-1, Bina Devi (Man) bt S. Kalaivani (TN) 5-0, Aarohi Birajdar (Mah) bt Muni Lya (Aru) 3-2, Varsha Choudhery (UP) bt G. Jyothi (AP) 3-2, Khushboo Tokas (Del) bt Rituz (Chd) 4-1.
51kg: Sarjubala Devi (Man) bt Saroj (Raj) 5-0, Nikhat Zareen (Tel) bt Ramisha Lyngdoh (Meg) RSC-R1.
54kg: Shikhsa (RSPB) bt Jyoti (Raj) 5-0, Manisha (Har) bt Sonia 5-0, Richa Sharma (WB) bt N.L. Thampy (Ker) 3-1.
57kg: Sonia Lather (RSPB) bt Preeti (Pun) 5-0, Shashi Chopra (Har) bt Saloni Shah (Mah) 4-1.
60kg: L.Sarita Devi (AIP) bt Muthulakshmi (TN) RSC-R1, Priyanka Choudhary (Utk) bt Manju (Chd) 5-0, Pavitra (RSPB) bt Shivani Bharti (Bih) RSC-R1.
64kg: Pwilao Basumatary (RSPB) bt Aakansha (Bih) 5-0, Simranjit Kaur (Pun) bt Sarika Kumari 5-0.
69kg: Memthoi Devi (AIP) bt Aruna Geetha (AP) RSC-R1, Lovlina Borgohain (Asm) bt Almas Shaikh (Mah) RSC-R1, Gagandeep Kaur (Pun) bt Th. Aruna Devi (Man) 5-0.
75kg: Alari Boro (Asm) bt Kavita Goyat (AIP) 3-2.
81kg: Parvaz Kaur (Pun) bt G.Geya Rupini (AP) 5-0, Bhagyabati Kachari (RSPB) bt Laxmi Padiya (Jha) 5-0.
82kg: Kavita Chahal (AIP) bt Tejinder Kaur (Chd) 5-0.