Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

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Category : Sports Published on: March 17 2023

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  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi. 
  • The Boxing Federation of India is hosting the prestigious tournament from the 15th to the 26th of March.
  • 324 women boxers from about 65 countries are taking part in the championship in 12 weight categories.
  • Tournament's brand ambassador and six-time champion great MC Mary Kom was also present along with the guest of honour Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar.
  • India has risen to the third position from 44th position in the latest International Boxing Association, IBA world rankings.
  • The Championship is taking place in India for the third time after 2006 and 2018, the most for any country.
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