One of the boxers, Lalenkawli, who won gold in last year’s World meet in Turkey, expressed confidence that she would win a medal.

The Andhra Pradesh Amateur Boxing Association organised a function at the Port Stadium here on Monday to wish success to the eight Indian junior woman boxers who are participating in the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina International Meet to be held in Serbia from July 5 to 8.

Former MLA and chairman of the Olympic Association of Visakhapatnam P.V.G.R. Naidu handed over a cash award of Rs. 5,000 to S. Marthamma, a member of the team hailing from the district.

The eight boxers were selected from 36 players who are undergoing training at SAI STC at Port Stadium for the Asian and World championships. This will be a preparatory programme for the bigger meets.

President of District Basketball Association T.S.R. Prasad, Sports Officer of Visakhapatnam Port Trust and former Olympian M.V. Manikyalu, Dronacharya awardee E. Prasada Rao, coach of the team and Dronacharya awardee I. Venkateswara Rao, and others were present.

Ambition

One of the boxers, Lalenkawli, who won gold in last year’s World meet in Turkey, expressed confidence that she would win a medal. Winning a gold medal in the Olympics was her ambition, said the Mizoram boxer.

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