Date of Birth: March 1982
Place of Birth: ThoubalKhunou, Manipur
Hailing from Manipur, Sarita Devi is another boxing legend like Mary Kom. Sarita has to her credit five Asian titles besides being a World Champion. She made headlines following her 2014 Asian Games controversial final loss, but by far the most reputed and successful in Indian boxing.
The Arjuna Awardee, who has spent over a decade and a half in boxing, was elected in 2018 as a representative of women boxers in India to the national federation’s executive council. This is one of the highlights of her boxing career. She picked silver at the Indian Open International championships in New Delhi in January this year and represented India at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
Sarita has the rare distinction of winning five medals, including four gold and silver in five different weight categories at the Asian championships. She reached the pre quarter final of the 20th AIBA World Championships held in New Delhi. She won a gold medal at the second edition of India Open and
dedicated it to her mother who passed away recently.
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