India's team selected for World Youth C'ship

A 10-member team of boxers for the World Youth Championship to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been selected by the new boxing body, the Boxing Federation of India. The team includes some boxers with proven credentials and a few new hands.

India's coach G. Manoharan expects his team to return three or four medals in the upcoming tournament.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

After setting its house in order, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has selected a 10-member team of boxers for the World Youth Championship to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, from November 17 to 26.

The team includes some boxers with proven credentials and a few new hands. Chief coach G. Manoharan asserted that despite the lack of competitive exposure (due to the uncertainty in the National federation prior to its elections) the boys should return three or four medals.

"We have some boxers who have won medals at World and Asian levels. The new boys are also talented. We had a 45-day camp at Aurangabad and we are well prepared," said Manoharan on Sunday ahead of the team's departure to Russia.

"We had two selection trials and we have picked the best boys. They are excited to get a competition after an interval and are keen to do well," the chief coach added.

The squad: Sachin (49kg), Anwar (52kg), Muhammed Etash Khan (56kg), Ankush Dahiya (60kg), Ashish (64kg), Srinivas Melipaka (69kg), Aditya Maan (75kg), Reyal Puri (81kg), Naman Tanwar (91kg), Manjeet Singh (+91kg).