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Eight school boxers to compete in ASBC Junior Boxing Championships in UAE

Eight school boxers, including four girls, left for the UAE to participate in the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships which began yesterday.

The competition which is for boys and girl pugilists born in 2003 and in 2004, will continue until October 17 at the newly built Zayed Sports Complex in Fujairah.

This is the first time girl boxers in this age group from the Asian continent will be competing in this tournament.

Six Sri Lankan boxers also created history at the inaugural ASBC Schoolboys Boxing Championships which was held in Kuwait City in July.

“This is as per the new initiative of the President of Boxing Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Dian Gomes to give school level boxers more opportunities to represent the country to gain the experience and exposure at international boxing tournaments,” according to BASL press release.

They were selected after selection trials were held concurrently with BASL’s Youth Boys and Girls Championship in Nawalapitiya last month.

The boxers were accompanied by their coaches on this tour.

The tournament is going to be held in 13 different weight categories for boys and girls separately. A record number of 200 junior boys and girls from 20 countries are expected to take part in this meet.

Sri Lanka squad:

BOYS – G.P.U. Mihiran (Nalanda Vidyalaya, Colombo) 50kg, Y.M. Usaith (Sumangala College, Kandy) 48kg, M Suraj Thisantha (Vidyarathana University College, Horana) 46kg, H.M.A.S. Karunanayake (Vidyarathana University College, Horana) 52kg

GIRLS – J.K. Vishmi Nethara (Narandeniya National School, Kamburupitiya) 52kg, B.H.K. Sewwandhi (Don Pedric College, Horana) 48kg, P Hashini Anupama (Narandeniya National School, Kamburupitiya) 46kg, K.D.G.C.K. Kulathunga (Dheerananda College, Pilimatalawa) 50kg

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