ASBC Heroes – India’s 16-year-old Kalpana
India’s 16-year-old Kalpana was one of the ASBC Heroes in 2019 who amazed at the Fujairah ASBC Asian Women’s Junior Boxing Championships. The competition was held at the very first time for the women boxers in this age group which was a new milestone for Asia’s boxing life in 2019.
India’s new national team member Kalpana was born in the city of Ambala on June 30 in 2003. She began her boxing career three years before the start of the ASBC Asian Women’s Junior Boxing Championships in 2016. The 152cm tall Kalpana trains 26 hours per week to prepare well to her main future goals.
Kalpana became Indian Women’s Junior National Champion a few months before the Fujairah event. Amanpreet Kaur’s pupil trains in the city of Ambala and worked hard in the gym to be the best in her weight class in Fujairah. The 16-year-old pinweight (46kg) boxer eliminated Chinese Taipei’s Liu Chien Ling in the semi-finals and she was picked as the winner of the final against Thailand’s Youth National Games winner Thipsatcha Yodwaree which female bout was one of the bests in Fujairah. The very first title of the female part of the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships was taken by India’s Kalpana therefore she has done historical steps in the Asian pathway. The number of the countries was record number of 26 in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates where boxers who were born in 2003 or in 2004 were eligible to attend. The number of the boxers was also record breaking 239 altogether including 170 male and 69 female athletes in Fujairah.
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