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Boxing is not Bindra's business to interfere Mary Kom

Boxing is not Bindra's business to interfere Mary Kom”

"I'm not scared to face her, I am fine with the trials". How can she cry like this? She can not lobby to get a place in the Indian team. She also said that Mary Kom is an inspiration for her.

The 36-year-old Kom, an Olympic bronze medallist from London 2012, has been given an automatic spot in a qualifying competition for Tokyo 2020 by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

Even Kom's selection for the event in Russian Federation was mired in controversy after the BFI exempted her from trials for those championships.

"I have been inspired by Mary Kom since I was a teenager". I look for no favours.

This was after the BFI stated that it intends to pick Mary Kom (51kg) for the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers slated to be held in Wuhan from February 3 to 14 on the back of her recent bronze medal at the world championships in Russian Federation. When a player or sports federation approach the minister, there are expectations and I have to deal with it in an appropriate manner."Rijiju then urged the federation to be transparent and take a decision which is in the interest of the nation."So I will advise the federation to be transparent and take a decision which is in the interest of the nation".

Responding to this, Indian sports minister Kiren Rijiju Twitted back to her with his support and a request to all sports ministers that they should not be involved in the selection processes. It was decided during a selection committee meeting in August that "Gold/Silver medallist of AIBA World Championship 2019 will be sent directly to the first Olympic qualifier to be held in China" while the other pugilists would have to go through a trial.

The BFI supplied some extent-essentially based selection diagram previous year under which boxers are with out a doubt being picked on the lend a hand of their performances in various graded tournaments and the nationwide camps.

Trial bouts, a norm earlier, are being performed exclusively in these weight classes wherein the coaches and selectors discover the competitors to be exceptionally shut. Zareen had found the support of India's only individual Olympic gold-medallist and iconic shooter Abhinav Bindra.

Zareen had discovered help from India's exclusively particular person Olympic gold-medallist and iconic shooter Abhinav Bindra.

Having been the victim on several occasions, Nikhat has been constantly denied to appear in trials whenever it clashed with Mary Kom. "He doesn't know the exact rules of boxing", Mary Kom said, adding that boxing is not Abhinav Bindra's "business to interfere". It is better to be quiet.

Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday steered away from the controversy triggered by boxer Nikhat Zareen's demand for a trial bout in opposition to the celebrated M C Mary Kom, saying he "should not" become involved past advising the federation to make your best option.



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