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BFI names 12-member squad for the Commonwealth Games

Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday announced the complete contingent for the Games which comprises of eight men and four women.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Seasoned pugilists MC Mary Kom, Vikas Krishan, Manoj Kumar will lead 12 -member Indian challenge in the boxing competition of the Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia next month.
Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday announced the complete contingent for the Games which comprises of eight men and four women, with  Naman Tanwar and Gaurav Solanki making the cut in the team by winning the category trials, held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
Apart from Mary Kom,  Pinki Rani (51kg) ,, Laisharam Devi (60-kg) and Lovlina Boroghain (69-kg) will look to continue their dominating run of form in the women section.
In the men’s 60 kg category, owing to Manish Kaushik’s heroics against Shiva Thapa twice in the past, Manish will make the trip to Gold Coast.
Highly decorated boxers Vikas Krishnan and Manoj Kumar will be leading the line in the men’s department.
After his gritty performance at the Strandja Memorial tournament, Amit Phangal, will also look to go the length of the championship. Also, accompanying them will be Hussam Mohammed in the 56-kg category.
Late inclusions to the squad were World Youth bronze medalist Naman Talwar (91-kg) and the unheralded Gaurav Solanki (52-kg) after their trials were completed on Sunday.
Team
 
(Women) 
45-48kg: MC Mary Kom, 51kg: Pinki Rani, 60kg: Laisharam Devi, 69kg: Lovlina Boroghain
(Men)
46-49kg: Amit Phangal, 52kg: Gaurav Solanki, 56kg: Hussam Mohammed, 60kg: Manish Kaushik, 69kg: Manoj Kumar
75kg: Vikas Krishnan, 91kg: Naman Tanwar, +91kg: Satish Kumar