Junior Women

Tingmila Doungel (48 Kg)

Tingmila Doungel (Manipur) 48Kg Gold
Date of Birth: 27-12-2003
Place of Birth: Ngambeiphai, Manipur
Style: Orthodox
Intro: Boxing legend Mary Kom has been an inspiration for generations of boxers and young Tingmila is yet another pugilist to be graced by her aura. Mary not only inspired her but also mentors her as she is one of the brightest prospects from the Mary Kom Boxing Academy in Manipur.
Coming from a background with no money, no food, no shoes and parent’s lack of interest in sports are only the beginning of the many obstacles that dragged Tingmila miles away from pursuing a life of an athlete. It, however, changed when she saw the biopic on the Olympic Medalist; she turned the tide despite all the challenges and hardships as she decided to go ahead and fulfil her dream of becoming a boxer.
While she took up boxing, it was a matter of time when the coaches from Mary Kom academy spotted her and took her under their wraps. Since then Tingmila dreams about only one thing, “to play for India and win medals.”
She finished with a gold in the same lightweight category as her idol, at the13thSilesian Boxing Championship in Poland. Though, Tingmila had already established her credentials prior to that too, when she had won the silver medal at both National Inter-School competition and Khelo India Games.
2018: 13th Silesian Boxing Championship, Poland: Gold
2018: Khelo India Games, Delhi: Silver
2017: Inter-school National Championship, Dehradun: Silver

Amisha Kumar Bharti (50kg)

BHARTI (Haryana) 46kg GOLD
Date of Birth: 08/09/2002
Place of Birth: Tinsukia, Assam
Stance: Orthodox
Intro: Coming from one of India’s boxing rich land, Assam’s Amisha Kumar Bharti is amongst the upcoming prospects in women’s boxing. Starting her journey from the local academy in her district of Tinsukia, the 16-year-old has always aspired to climb the ladder of success.

Although an avid lover of the sport, it was the constant motivation from her ‘nanaji’ that catapulted her into join boxing. Amisha found a guiding light in her ‘nana’ who himself used to coach at the academy in Tinsukia. Mastering the fundamentals under him for three years (2012-2015), Amisha made the switch to Guwahati SAI to get exposure to the professional circuit.

Amisha made her mark winning the district championship in 2013. Making her way through the immensely talented pool of Indian boxers, she won the silver in the State championship in 2014 and in 2016 she won her first national medal in the form of a silver.

After a consistent display of promising performances, the coaches identified the talent in her and since then there has been no looking back. A fangirl of three-time CWG medal winner Vijender Singh, Amisha made the perfect start to her international career, winning a silver in the 13th Silesian Boxing Championship in Poland in her maiden outing for India.
With a self-belief to reach the epitome of success, Amisha harbours the dream of carrying the Indian flag on her shoulder at the Olympics.
2018: 13thSilesian Boxing Championship, Poland: Silver
2018: Kheleo India, New Delhi: Silver
2017: School Nationals: Bronze
2016: Junior National Boxing Championship: Silver
2014: School State Championship: Silver
2014: State Boxing Championship, Assam: Silver
2013: District Boxing Championship: Gold

Sanya Negi (60 Kg)

Date of Birth: 9-02-2002
Place of Birth: Najafgarh, New Delhi
Stance: Orthodox
Intro: Fan of Vasyl Lomachenko, Sanya Negi from Najafgarh took up boxing as a hobby in 2015. What started off as a recreational sport caught her fancy; soon there was no looking back for the teenager. Gold medalists at the State Championship in 2015, the win gave the youngster motivation to pursue the sport professionally and one tournament followed the other.
She had to travel for hours each day to reach the Talkatora Stadium where she received her rudimentary training.
This Delhi girl, however, understood the importance of “never giving up” really early in life when despite her best preparations she ended up short of winning a medal in the School National Championship in Gwalior last year. While Sanya was heartbroken and disillusioned after the loss, it was her father’s guiding words that gave her the resilience to bounce back.
Since then, this young pugilist has used persistence along with hard work to find the winning ways. She won silver in her maiden international tour in Poland at the 13thSilesian Boxing Championship. While she represented the junior contingent, Negi was fortunate to share the honour with the likes of Mary Kom and Sarita Devi, who were also participating in the same tournament in the elite category.
2018: 13th Silesian Boxing Championship, Poland: Silver
2017: School National, Dehradun: Bronze
2015: State Championship, Delhi: Gold

Sandeep Kaur (52 kg)

Sandeep Kaur (Punjab)52kg Gold
Date of Birth: 5-03-2002
Place of birth: Hassanpur, Patiala District
Stance: Orthodox
Intro: Success never came easy to this 16-year-old and hailing from a humble background, life has always played a hardball game with her. While her father drives an auto rickshaw and tries to make both ends meet, Sandeep dreamt of making it big in the ring.
Sandeep also got the taste of boxing for the first time at the village academy.
In her very first tournament, the SGF National Boxing competition at Anandpur Sahib in 2013, she won a bronze medal, followed by successive gold in the next two years. Continuing her rich vein of form, she also bagged a gold medal at the Khelo India competition in Guwahati in 2016.
Hardship, family resistance, lack of opportunities- Sandeep braved all the obstacles to reach where she is today. She finished at the top of the podium and earned a gold at the 13thSilesian Boxing Championship in Poland in the 52Kg weight category, coincidentally, it also happens to be her first international tournament for India.

A resident of Hassanpur village, Sandeep took to boxing at an early age of 8 years and since then the ring has been her alter of worship. Though last year she faced with a deadly bout of dengue fever during the Junior National Championship and remained hospitalized for close to three months. The fever left her weak and away from the ring for months-which not only demoralized the youngster but left her disillusioned and demotivated.
However, coaches and the support staff at the camp got her going and an intense junior training programme initiated by Boxing Federation of India (BFI) for close to a month in Kazakhstan for the junior pugilists helped her regain her strength and fitness, she managed to beat the best on her way to claim the yellow metal in Poland.

2018: 13thSilesian Boxing Championship; Poland: Gold
2016: Khelo India; Guwahati: 2016
2015: SGF National Boxing competition; Gwalior: Gold
2013: SGF National Boxing competition; Anandpur Sahib: Bronze

Arshi Khanam (57 kg)

Arshi Khanam (Rajasthan) 57 kg gold
Date of Birth: 30-03-2002
Place of Birth: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Stance: Orthodox
Intro:16-year-old Arshi’s story is as inspiring as her struggle. While the entire family was against her taking up boxing, her lone supporter in this crusade was her grandfather and with his blessings, she not only took up the sport but in no time, started excelling at it. “Gold Leke Aana Hai (Win a gold)” were the last words from her grandfather; today she is happy and content that she could full fill her grandfather’s last wishes.
A five times State Champion and with seven national medals under her belt, Arshi is a sheer inspiration for her peers as well as for the whole of Jodhpur, where she is also popularly called the “Mary Kom of Jodhpur.”
Like her idol Mary, she always had to challenge her family’s inhibitions consistently. Coming from a Muslim family, the journey of becoming a boxer wasn’t an easy one either. While she was frequented roadblocks on her journey; Arshi grew even stronger facing her opponents with aggression to not only win but also to make a name for herself in the shortest span of time.
Bronze medalists at the 7th Nations Cup in Serbia earlier this year and now a winner of the yellow metal at the 13th Silesian Boxing Championship in Poland, she now aims for Junior Asian Championship next.
2018: 13th Silesian Boxing Championship, Poland: Gold
2018: 7th Nations Cup; Serbia: Bronze
2017: Open National Junior Boxing Championship, Rohtak: Silver
2014-2018: 5 times State level Gold medallist

Lipakshi Dhaka (86 kg)

Date of Birth:17-03-2002
Place of Birth: Mahiyanwali Village, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Stance: Orthodox
Intro: Before her foray into boxing Lipika was a professional judoist and won the nationals in 2015. However, it was during this time she incurred a serious shoulder injury that derailed her dreams and put her on the verge of quitting her ambitions of becoming a sportsperson.
Back home, recuperating and immense parental pressure to give up playing all together,
this youngster found her calling once again, but this time in Boxing. She took up boxing in 2016 and in two years’, she has already bagged three international medals.
Hailing from a small village near the India-Pakistan border, life has never been served on a
platter to this youngster. For two years, she commuted to Khel Gaon Academy, which was 10
km away from her home every day. Daughter of a farmer, money was always a matter of
concern, but it was her parent’s belief that Lipakshi will make a name for herself one day
that kept her pushing. So much so, that just to keep her dreams alive, Lipakshi’s mother exhausted the meagre savings she had amassed.
Focusing now on the Junior Asian Championship, she is also contemplating to move her
category and fight in a lower weight category, given the lack of opportunities in the heavyweight segment.
2018: 13th Silesian Boxing Championship, Poland: Silver
2018: 7th Nations Cup, Serbia: Silver
2018: Khelo India, New Delhi: Silver
2018: Valeria Demyanova Memorial International Boxing Tournament, Ukraine: Silver
2017: Open National Championship: Bronze
2016: CBSE Junior National Boxing Championship: Gold