Asian Games 2023: India Unveils Dominant Boxing Squad in Hangzhou

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As the eagerly awaited Asian Games 2023 draw near, India’s boxing contingent has been finalized, showcasing a formidable lineup of pugilists ready to make their mark on the continental stage. The Asian Games, rescheduled from 2022 to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, are set to take place in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China, from September 23 to October 8, 2023. With a total of 40 sports featured this year, the event will witness fierce competition among Asia’s finest athletes vying for prestigious titles.

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India’s sporting journey at the Asian Games has been marked by significant strides over the past few decades, reflecting the nation’s growing prowess across various disciplines. With a robust contingent of 634 athletes competing across 38 different sports, India is prepared to leave a remarkable impression on the upcoming edition of the Games. This substantial presence highlights India’s commitment to excellence and its aspiration to secure top honors on the continental platform.

Athletics will command the largest representation within the Indian contingent, boasting a 65-member strong team. This reflects the nation’s dedication to track and field events and underscores the talent nurtured within the discipline. Notably, India had sent a contingent of 570 athletes across 36 sports to the previous edition of the Games held in Jakarta in 2018.

Focusing on the sport of boxing, the Indian squad exudes both depth and determination. The lineup includes a mix of accomplished pugilists and promising rising stars, ready to showcase their prowess in the ring. Among the women’s team, Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Preeti Pawar (54kg), Parveen Hooda (57kg), Jaismine Lamboria (60kg), Arundhati Chaudhary (66kg), and Lovlina Borgohain (75kg) are set to represent the country. With their exceptional skills and dedication, these boxers aim to secure top honors for India in their respective weight categories.

The men’s squad features an equally impressive array of talents, including Deepak Bhoria (51kg), Sachin Siwach (57kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Nishant Dev (71kg), Lakshya Chahar (80kg), Sanjeet (92kg), and Narender Berwal (+92kg). With their unwavering commitment to the sport and consistent performances on the national and international stages, these boxers are poised to make India proud at the Asian Games.

As the nation rallies behind its athletes, the boxing squad’s preparation and dedication symbolize India’s commitment to sporting excellence. The chosen boxers have undergone rigorous training and competition, and their selection reflects the nation’s aspiration to shine on the continental stage. With the anticipation building, all eyes will be on India’s boxing contingent as they step into the ring at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, aiming to etch their names in the annals of sporting history.