New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh (75 kgs), and Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Paramjeet Samota (+91 kgs) are among the Indian Elite Men Boxers, who were selected for the Asian Continental Olympic Boxing Qualification tournament to be held at Astana, Kazakhstan from April 5-12.
Apart from Vijender and Samota, four other boxers - Suranjoy Singh (52 kgs), Shiva Thapa (56 kgs), Sumit Sangwan (81 kgs) and Manpreet Singh (91 kgs) - were selected on the basis of selection trials held at NS NIS, Patiala from February 24-26.
In the 81 kgs category, Sumit is taking the place of Dinesh Kumar, who is a World Cup bronze medallist and CWG champion.
Dinesh also represented India at the Beijing Olympics....more
02:50 PM, Feb 28, 2012