New Delhi, Mar 25 (IANS): Saweety Boora was a state level kabaddi player before she switched her loyalties to boxing on the advice of her father who preferred that she excelled in an individual sport, rather than a team sport.
Daughter of a farmer, Mahender Singh, Saweety initially had to overcome a lot of obstacles and resistance from relatives. Apart from having to undergo all her training on ploughed fields, she was forced to stop playing kabaddi as she was asked to shift out of Haryana if she wanted to pursue a career.
Eventually, fighting against all odds over the years, Saweety has emerged into one of the country's top women boxers. She was silver medal winner at the 2014 World Championships.
On Saturday, she clinched the gold medal at the 2023 IBA Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
The 30-year-old recently won a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Jordan too and also defended her national title at the Bhopal National Championships.
Below is her profile:
Saweety Boora (80 kg)
Date of Birth: 10-1-1993
Place of Birth: Hisar, Haryana
2023: Gold at IBA World Championships, Delhi
2022: Gold at Senior National Championships, Bhopal
2022: Gold at Asian Championships, Jordan
2021: Gold at Senior National Championships, Hisar
2021: Bronze at Asian Championships, Dubai
2018: Umakhanov Memorial Tournament; Kaspiysk, Russia: Gold
2014: Women's World Championships; South Korea: Silver
2015: Asian Women's Boxing Championships; China: Silver
2015: 16th Senior(Elite) Women National Boxing Championship – 2015 Guwahati, Assam: Gold
2013: 14th Senior Women Boxing Competition Khatima, Uttrakhand: Gold
2013: 8th Senior Women North India Boxing Championships, Srinagar: Gold
2012: 8th Federation Cup Women Boxing Championships, Guwahati, Assam: Gold
2012: 4th Inter-Zonal Women National Boxing Championship,Visakhapatnam, AP: Gold
2011: 7th Youth Women National Boxing Championships Patiala, Punjab: Gold
2011: N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championships, Uttarakhand: Gold
2011: 1st UBA Cup Women Boxing Tournament, Hisar Haryana: Gold
2012: 13th Senior Women National Boxing Championships Guwahati, Assam: Bronze
2010: S.H.N.C. Sharma Memorial Federation Cup Women Boxing Championships: Silver
2010: 11th Senior Women National Boxing Championships at Thrissur, Kerala: Gold
2009: 4th Junior Women National Boxing Championship 2009, Patna, Bihar: Gold