Bhutan will send two boxers to the 1st World Olympic Qualifier after their Indian training camp

One of the developing countries, Bhutan confirmed its participation in the upcoming 1st World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which will be held in Busto Arsizio, Italy from February 29 until March 13.

Team Bhutan works in an international boxing training camp at the India Institute of Sport Vidjayanagar before their trip to Italy. Four boxers are in the training camp and the two bests are able to participate at the 1st World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Italy.

Bhutan competed in all of the important international championships in the previous years and their elite and youth boxers progressed step by step. Since the 2006 Asian Games, Bhutan is active in the boxing map and their royal family also supports the sports in the mountainous country.

Mr. Trashe Phinso, the head coach of the national team, selected the two travelling boxers to Italy but Bhutan is planning to send a bigger delegation to the 2nd World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 23.

Tashi Wangdi is Bhutan’s best boxer who earned a fantastic bronze medal at the 2019 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament in Bangkok. He competed already at the 2012 Children of Asia Games, several editions of the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships and the South Asian Games.

A younger boxer, Tashi Yoezer joined the national team and he will be their second boxer in the squad in Busto Arsizio. The ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Tenzin Drugyel and Dechen Dorji are the reserves of their elite national team.

Bhutan’s youth national team trains in Bangladesh currently at the BKSP Institute of Sport together with the local boxers. Bhutan’s best twelve youth talents including five female hopefuls are in the training camp in Bangladesh with the leading of two coaches. Mr. Mazharul Islam, the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Boxing Federation, is the Chief Guest of the Joint BKSP Bangladesh and Bhutan youth training camp which contains physical and tactical sessions as well.

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