New Delhi, 8 May-2014, PTI: Multiple world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist M.C. Mary Kom is among the 19 boxers selected for the senior women core group of probables for this year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. The list was prepared after a selection trial held at the IG Stadium here from May 6 to 8 under the supervision of the ad-hoc committee.
The three-day selection trials were held attended by five former boxers Mehtab Singh, Deverajan, Ali Qamar, Jitender Kumar and Rajender Prasad who were also members of the selection committee. While Mary Kom and six other boxers were selected in the 51kg category, seven women pugilists were handpicked in the 60kg division and four in the 75kg weight category. Meanwhile, the ad-hoc Committee also requested the Sports Authority of India to continue the camp till the Asian Games in all 10 weight categories to enable the core group of probables train with the best. Ad-hoc committee chairman Tarlochan Singh also congratulated the two boxers who secured their place in the boys’ light flyweight (52kg) and boys’ flyweight (46-49kg) at the upcoming Youth Olympics to be held in Nanjing, China. Tarlochan also informed that the men’s boxing team will be participating in the Chemistry Cup. The selection trials for the men’s core group probables in all ten categories will start by Friday at NIS Patiala. List of core group probables for CWG and Asian Games: 51kg weight category: MC Mary Kom (AIP), Pinking Rani (RSPB), Rebeeca (MIZ), Sonia Lather (HAR), Mamta (RSPB), Sarjubala (RSPB), Vanlalduati (MIZ). 60kg weight category: L Sarita Devi (AIP), Preeti Beniwal (AIP), Pavitra (RSPB), Pwilao Basumatary (ASM), Minu Basumatary (ASM), K Mandakini (AIP), H Chaoba Devi (MAN). 75kg weight category: Pooja Rani (HAR), Neetu Chahal (RSPB), Alari Boro (ASM), Seema Poonia (RSPB), Monica Saun (RSPB).