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Women boxers set to compete for first time in National Championships

Jan 19, 2018

LABORE: Women boXer’s will be  for the top honours for the ?rSt timein the hiStory of the National Boxing Championships when its 36th edition begins at the Wapda Sports Board Complex here from Saturday.

Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) president Khalid Mahmood told Baum on. Thursday that all four provinces had con?rmed they w?lbe  women teams to the event but they were still waiting for departmental
teams to con?rm the women pugilists.

“A number of women boxers  be able to show their skill and talent,” Khalid, also the secretary of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), said. “The provinces have confrmed 24 women competitors and once the departments finalise their entries, that figure would rise.

“This will hopefully be the turning point for Women’s boxing the country,” he added. “The event will provide them  the platform to go further and represent the country at international level and  better coaching and facilities  win medals.”

With 15 teams set to compete, men’s competitions will be held in 10 weight categories: 46kg, 52 kg, 56 kg, 60 kg, 64 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg, 81 kg, 91 kg and +91 kg. The women, meanwhile, will compete in three Weight categories: 51kg, 60kg and 75kg.

Khalid informed that POA president retired Lt Gen Arif Hasan would inaugurate the championships While Wapda chairman retired Lt Gen  Muzammil Hussain will be at the closing ceremony on Jan 24. The managers’ meeting "for entry Weights and draws will be held on Friday—Sports Reporter



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