BFI President Ajay Singh Confident
BFI President Ajay Singh confident about Indian boxers qualifying in 13 categories
The Indian contingent’s fantastic performance at the recently-concluded Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan saw them bagging a highest-ever haul of 9 Olympic quotas that gives a testament of how far Indian boxing has gone in the last few years. With a fearless attitude and oodles of self-belief, the Indian pugilists are ready to take on the world and the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh is optimistic that India will manage to secure qualification in all 13 categories ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
“It is a moment of pride for Indian Boxing. For the first time ever, 9 Indian pugilists have qualified for the Olympics and that too at the first qualifying event. We still have the World Qualifiers in May and I am confident that India will qualify in all 13 categories,” said Boxing Federation of India President, Ajay Singh.
“Our mission is to win Olympic medals and these 9 qualifications are an indication of the potential that Indian boxers possess. Having qualified in the first qualification event will give them a big boost and will motivate them to work harder. On our part, we along with the Sports Ministry and SAI will ensure that we provide them with the best possible infrastructure and support to meet the end objective,” he added.