Boxing c’ship of East dist Junior Olympics concludes

Sagar Chhetri

Gangtok, 14 Mar: The district-level boxing championship under the 1st Inter School Junior Olympic Games 2020-21 for East Sikkim, organized under the ‘Sports for Peace and Development’ Vertical of Khelo India, concluded here at Paljor Stadium complex on Sunday.

The event was organized by the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs on sponsorship by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. 50 pugilists from eleven blocks of East District had participated in the boxing championship held under the supervision of State Boxing Coach, Pratima Gooroong, who was also the venue in-charge. Former international boxer, Ramanand, who is currently posted as boxing coach at SAI Namchi was present as guest jury. Ms Goorong informed that boxers participated in U-14 and U-17 boys & girls categories competing in seven weight categories. Gold medalists from each weight category will represent the district in the upcoming state-level games. The closing day of the championship had ultra-marathon runner, Allen Targain, as chief guest and Mrs Sikkim, Dawa Zangmu Bhutia, as guest of honour.