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Punching, the Phogat way

DNMUM441164 | 8/14/2019 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :1435

Not related to the famous wrestling sisters, Neeraj, who passed selection trials for upcoming World Championships, is making a mark of her own in boxing

Welterweight boxer and 2018 World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain calls the whole process of going through the trials as “selection stress”. Luckily for her, she did not have to go through this ‘stress’ as there is hardly any competition in her 69kg weight category, gaining direct entry.
But, that was not the case for Haryana boxer in the featherweight category, Neeraj Phogat. Fresh from her gold medal-winning performance at the Umakhanov Memorial International in Russia earlier this month, Neeraj went through the selection trials for the World Championships without a fuss. She carried on her form by edging past Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha Moun with a barrage of punches in the trials.
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