Olympic medallist Lovlina Borgohain, Shiva Thapa in contention for place in AIBA Athletes Committee


Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain and former world medallist Shiva Thapa are in contention to be Asia’s representatives in the AIBA athletes committee. The committee will probably be shaped through voting through the ongoing world championships (males’s and ladies’s) scheduled in December.

Shiva Thapa is competing in the 73.5kg class. Lovlina Borgohain will probably be a part of the Indian squad for the ladies’s world boxing championships. She was picked based mostly on her efficiency on the Tokyo Olympics. Borgohain is a two-time world bronze medallist on the big-ticket competitors.

AIBA obtained 34 nominations from 5 confederations, of which 27 have been discovered to be eligible by its ethics committee.

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If any of the 2 Indian pugilists are elected, it will be nation’s second successive time on the panel after veteran L Sarita Devi. The former world champion made it unopposed in 2019.

The Asian bloc’s contenders embody three ladies and 4 males.

Lovlina Borgohain’s challengers for the place in the panel

Lovlina Borgohain will probably be challenged by former world champion North Korea’s Pang Chol Mih and twin world gold medallist Nayzm Kyzaibav.

Shiva Thapa, alternatively, will probably be up towards reigning Olympic gold medallist Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan, Pakistan’s Awais Ali Khan and Kazakhstan’s two-time world champion Ablaikhan Zhussupov.

“The Athletes Committee will be composed of 10 people, with the newly-elected Chair and Vice-Chair becoming voting members of the AIBA Board of Directors,” the AIBA acknowledged.

One male and one feminine member from every confederation will probably be elected by the registered boxers who’re/will probably be in attendance on the world championships.

“Each election shall be conducted by a secret ballot. AIBA shall decide if electronic or paper ballots shall be used,” the world physique mentioned.

The time period of the Office of the Athletes Committee members will final till the 2025 World Championships, a for much longer run than what the earlier panel obtained.

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