Sikkim sports & youth affairs department felicitated two young pugilists for winning medals for the state in the recently held 1st East Zone Sub Junior Boys and Girls Boxing Championship at Golaghat in Assam.
Anne Lepcha of Sichey senior secondary school won a gold medal while Sunana Tamang of Modern SSS bagged a silver medal for the state.
On the occasion, sports & youth affairs department secretary Dr RK Tamang congratulated the medal winners and other members of the state team who joined the championship.
The boxers are pursuing regular boxing training at the training centre of sports & youth affairs department under state coach Pratima Gooroong.
It may be mentioned that the championship was held at Golaghat with an aim to provide a platform to the budding players.
The 1st East Zone Sub-junior Boys and Girls Boxing Championship, 2019 in Probin Gogoi Indoor Stadium in Golaghat district.
The boxing championship was organised under the aegis of the All Assam Amateur Boxing Association and it saw participation of young boxers from almost all the states of the northeastern region.
Northeastern region is a powerhouse of boxing talent and the region has given the country some of the best sparring sportspersons.
In the filed of sports, the contribution of the northeastern region is exemplary as many players each year bring innumerable laurels to the country.