Mary Kom vs Nikhat Zareen in finals of trials for Olympic Qualifiers

New Delhi:  Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen will clash in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing tria...


New Delhi:  Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen will clash in the 51kg category finals of the women's boxing trials for next year's Olympic Qualifiers after claiming unanimous victories in their respective first-round bouts here on Friday.

Former junior world champion Zareen defeated reigning national champion Jyoti Gulia, while multiple-time Asian champion Mary Kom got the better of Ritu Grewal. The two-day competition will end on Saturday after the finals.

Zareen had kicked up a storm a few weeks ago by demanding a trial against iconic six-time world champion M C Mary Kom after the Boxing Federation of India's flip-flop on the selection policy for the Olympic Qualifiers.

Mary Kom had maintained that she would abide by the selection policy laid down by the BFI, which ultimately decided to have trials.

This was after BFI President Ajay Singh triggered the storm by announcing at a felicitation ceremony that Mary Kom would be selected for the Olympic qualifiers without any trial due to her consistent international performances.

An irate Zareen then demanded a "fair chance" against the celebrated Manipuri, who is also a Rajya Sabha member.

In other trial bouts on Friday, world youth gold-medallist Sakshi Chaudhary defeated Asian silver-winner Manisha Maun in the 57kg category, while former national champion Simranjit Kaur got the better Pavitra in the 60kg opener.

The Olympic qualifiers are scheduled to be held in China in February next year.

All five categories in women's boxing are being decided by trials as none in the 51kg, 57kg, 60kg, 69kg, and 75kg divisions managed to make the finals of the world championships.

-Source: News Agency

COMMENTS


*

Name

AROUND THE GLOBE,432,business,28,BY READERS,358,FEATURE,190,GLOBE,15,KERALA,6,Movie,266,SPECIAL STORY,298,TAMILNADU,2,TOP STORY,887,TRAVEL,8,
ltr
item
Local Glob: Mary Kom vs Nikhat Zareen in finals of trials for Olympic Qualifiers
Mary Kom vs Nikhat Zareen in finals of trials for Olympic Qualifiers
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gf_jJCYKlVA/XgY-hhFvQxI/AAAAAAAAp1U/9rjDUm-GXAQ65puvkPF7BHvgJa7EJAwMwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/mary%2Bcom.png
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gf_jJCYKlVA/XgY-hhFvQxI/AAAAAAAAp1U/9rjDUm-GXAQ65puvkPF7BHvgJa7EJAwMwCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/mary%2Bcom.png
Local Glob
http://www.localglob.com/2019/12/mary-kom-vs-nikhat-zareen-in-finals-of.html
http://www.localglob.com/
http://www.localglob.com/
http://www.localglob.com/2019/12/mary-kom-vs-nikhat-zareen-in-finals-of.html
true
8255692317570297677
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy