Another woman from Assam, Bhagyabati Kachari (81 kg) has brought laurels to the State and the country by clinching gold at the Ahmet Comert International Boxing Tournament in Istanbul on Sunday.
Bhagyabati Kachari was also presented the ‘Best Technical Boxer Award’ of the tournament.
The elite Indian women’s boxing team finished 3rd at the 32nd Ahmet Comert International Boxing Tournament in Turkey’s Istanbul with 3 gold, 2 silver & 2 bronze medals.
Apart from Bhagyabati Kachari, the other Indian women boxers who have won gold at the tournament are ?Monika (48 kg) and Simranjeet Kaur (64 kg).
Twenty-six-year-old Bhagyabati Kachari, daughter of Deben Kachari and Chaitra Kachari from Udmari under Tangla Police Station in Udalguri district of Assam.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has congratulated the boxer for her victory.
On his Twitter handle, Chief Minister Sonowal tweeted on Sunday: “Congratulations to boxer Bhagyabati Kachari on winning the Women 81 Kg at the International Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament in Turkey.”
“Classic performance by the pugilist to also bag the ‘Best Technical Boxer Award’. Kudos,” added Sonowal.
Prior to this victory, Bhagyabati won several medals both at the national and Asian boxing championships.
In 5th Youth Women National Boxing Championship 2009 at Ramhlum Sports Complex, Aizawl in Mizoram, she won bronze; in S.H.N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championships 2010-11 held in Uttarakhand, she won bronze.
Moreover, in the 12th Senior Women National Boxing Championships 2011 at TT Nagar Stadium, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, she won bronze; in the 13th Senior Women National Boxing Championships 2012 at Guwahati, this young boxer was able to win silver; in the 16th Senior (Elite) Women National Boxing Championshp – 2015 held at New Bongaigaon in Assam, the boxer from Tangla won silver.
Bhagyabati, who is yet to get exposure, brought laurels to Assam and the country by clinching bronze in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships 2012 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.