Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been elected president and voting member of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Athletes Committee. The Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist received the most votes in the election held at the 2022 Women’s World Championships.
Shiva Thapa was also chosen as a member of the IBA Athletes Committee following the election held during the 2021 IBA Men’s World Championships.
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The duo, who are both part of the TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) programme, have accepted their role and are looking forward to representing India and other boxers at the board meeting.
Lovlina Borgohain wants to promote Indian boxing
Lovlina Borgohain said she was honored to have been elected chair of the committee. The versatile boxer understands that being president is a huge opportunity for her to promote Indian boxing on the world stage.
“I am honored to have been elected Chairman of the IBA Athletes’ Committee, I expected to become a member, but I never thought I would become Chairman of the Committee,” Borgohain said in a statement. Sports Authority press. from India.
“It will help me to promote Indian boxing and especially women’s boxing to other female boxers around the world,” she added. “This is a huge opportunity for me to promote boxing and I plan to first discuss what needs to be addressed in boxing this year with other members and boxers around the world and then pass on those suggestions and complaints to the board committee.”
Lovlina Borgohain and Shiva were selected by boxers who competed in the Men’s and Women’s World Championships held in October 2021 and May 2022 respectively.
Union Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur took to social media to congratulate the boxers.
“Big congratulations @LovlinaBorgohai on being elected Chair of the @IBA_Boxing Athletes’ Committee and @shivathapa on being elected as a member of the @IBA_Boxing Athletes’ Committee. It’s a big responsibility and I wish you both the best in the performing your duties,” he tweeted.
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