Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Pooja Rani to represent India at South Asian Games 2016

Shillong: MC Mary Kom, L Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani are all set to represent India in the upcoming 12th South Asian Games 2016 to be held in Guwahati and Shillong.

File photo of Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Pooja Rani. Getty Images

File photo of Mary Kom, Sarita Devi, Pooja Rani. Getty Images

The trio emerged triumphant in the final round bouts of their respective weight categories during the South Asain Games Test event and Elite Women's National Boxing Selection trial held at the NEHU, SAI Special Area Games in Shillong on Friday.

While Asian Games gold medallist Mary Kom beat Sarjubala Devi in the fly weight category to claim the SAG spot, Sairta Devi ousted a spirited Soniya (RSPB) in the light weight category.

Lalita Gurung and Nikhit Zareen took the bronze in the fly weight category while Meena Kumari and Lal Buatsahi won bronze in light weight category.

Pooja Rani bagged the honours in the middle weight category beating the famed Aruna Mishra by an unanimous 3-0 decision by the judges.

Monika and Aarti Bhonsle took bronze medals.


Updated Date: Jan 23, 2016 12:14 PM

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