Lovlina Borgohain selected for World Championship, Arundhati challenges BFI’s policy in High Court

Arundhati Chaudhary has challenged the policy of Boxing Federation in the High Court. (Instagram)

Young woman boxer Arundhati Choudhary has approached the Delhi High Court against the Boxing Federation of India’s (BFI) decision to select Olympic medalist Lovlina Borgohain for the World Championships without a trial.

New Delhi. National champion Arundhati Choudhary on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court against a decision of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI). The BFI has decided to select Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain for the World Championships without trial, for which Arundhati filed a petition in the court.

Defending youth world champion Arundhati wants trials for the 70kg category for which Lovlina has been directly selected on the basis of her performance in the Olympics. The national champions will represent India in all other 11 weight categories. The 19-year-old boxer’s plea has been listed for hearing on Wednesday and a top BFI official said the federation will abide by the court’s directions.

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Preparations are almost complete to postpone the World Championships in Istanbul from December 4 to 18 due to the increasing cases of Kovid-19 in Turkey till March next year. A new selection policy for the competition could be drawn up after the International Boxing Association’s formal announcement of the postponement of the tournament this week.

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