Saweety Boora

Date of Birth: 10-1-1993
Place of Birth: Hisar, Haryana
Style: Orthodox
Debut: 2009
Club: SAI, Haryana

Intro: Saweety was a state-level kabaddi player before she switched her loyalties to boxing on the advice of her father who preferred she excelled in an individual sport, rather than a team sport. Daughter of a small-time farmer, Mahender Singh, Saweety initially had to overcome a lot of obstacles and resistance from relatives. Apart from having to undergo all her training in 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. However, fighting against all odds, Saweety Boora today has emerged into one of the country’s top women boxers. Her biggest achievement is a silver medal she won at the 2014 World Championships. The 25-year-old took part in her first nationals, the 4th Junior Women National Boxing Championship at Manual Haq Stadium Rajendra Nagar, Patna in 2009 and struck gold. The boxing powerhouse is also amongst the few pugilists who are vocal about pressing issues and has contributed to aiding women boxers to pursue the sport as a career.

Achievements:

  • 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 Khatami, 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