Last updated on October 4, 2019
The functioning of the men’s boxing team in the world championships last month has increased expectations for the girls also, as they go for their entire world meet in Ulan-Ude, Russia, beginning on Thursday. Indian team’s trainer Raffaele Bergamasco confessed there could be pressure but stated the women are prompted to put an inspirational performance.
In the past AIBA women’s world championships at residence in New Delhi in 2018, India had won four championships.
Ever since that time, the Indian group has given consistent benefits in international tournaments. At the national level also rivalry from the five Olympic weight branches has been rigid, as the very best boxers proceeded up and down to fit into these groups.
On the other hand, the entire world championships were stripped away from its status as an Olympic qualification event in May since the global boxing body has been suspended from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Currently, the Olympic qualifiers will happen in February and May. Concerning preparation for the world championships as well as the qualifiers, trainer Bergamasco has been moving through a challenging circumstance. “This is an issue that coaches everywhere on earth are confronting since it’s hard to plan when suddenly things change,” Bergamasco explained.
“This world championship was an Olympic qualifier and we’d been preparing so. Additionally, there’ll be quite a brief time involving the Olympic qualifier in May along with the Tokyo Olympics in August. It’s not perfect for a fighter to summit and provide a fantastic performance in this brief time.”
Still, there’s not any letting up. The women’s team head to the championship with a lot to prove.
Neeraj Phogat (57 kg) was on a roll, beating the very best boxers in the home and wishes to take that form on the global stage and Lovlina (69 kg) needs to do better than her 2018 bronze. Back in 75kg, Sweety Boora made her spot by beating Asian Championships gold medallist Pooja Rani from the trials, so there are high expectations from her too.
“They know this tournament is quite important for the next year’s eligibility,” Bergamasco explained. “They’re prompted following the result of these men’s group and need to come back a fantastic performance like last year”
Experienced Kavita Chahal, that has two world championships bronze, has a come back in 81+pound.
The girls have kept up the pace with six awards in the Championships. Bergamasco stated it was a fantastic indication of the progress. 2 decades back when he took over the coaching reins, there was a shortage of technical and strategic awareness.
“Indian fighters concentrated more on getting powerful,” he explained. “They always showed a large heart in the ring, but they are powerful and have improved technically and tactically. The foot motion was slow. I insisted on getting great speed and foot motion that are crucial in modern boxing. “Our degree has gone up. In these worlds, and Tokyo Olympics, 80 percent of medals are forecast to visit Asian nations and it’s fantastic for all of us.”