India announce squad for Youth World Boxing Championships
Guwahati: Local favourite and fast-rising Ankushita Boro (64kg) is part of a 10-strong Indian boxing squad announced on Friday for the AIBA Youth Women's World Championship, starting here on November 19. Six pugilists from Haryana — Neetu (48kg, Jyoti (51kg), Sakshi (54kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Anupama (81kg) and Neha Yadav (81kg +) — make up the squad. Mizoram's Vanlalhriapuii (60kg), Uttar Pradesh's Astha Pahwa (69kg), Andhra Pradesh's Niharika Gonella (75kg) and Boro are the rest of the team members after extensive training and a number of exposure trips. "This is a fine lineup. Each of them is in tremendous shape and we are confident that they will bring in a number of medals," India's coach Raffaele Bergamasco said. All eyes will be on Boro, who is fresh from winning silver medals at the Balkan Youth International Boxing Championship in Bulgaria and the Ahmet Comert Championship in Istanbul.