PWILAO BASUMATARY (64kg)
Date of Birth: 5-3-1993
Place of Birth: DoVill.-Huppara,P.O.-Mojab Barri, Distt.-Chirang
Pwilao Basumatary, a World youth bronze medallist in 2011, represents the Indian Railways. Pwilao and Minu Basumatary of Kokrajhar area of Assam had hit headlines by claiming bronze and gold medal respectively in the World youth championship in Turkey. But lack of guidance saw them wither away until Pwilao joined the Railways in Guwahati in 2014.
Pwilao Basumatary, who belongs to a farmer’s family, grew up in a small village in Chirang, Assam, and during her childhood she experienced hunger and poverty. Fortunately, to get a place in the Sports Authority of India’s Special Area Games Centre in Kokrajhar, she never looked back. Her maiden international outing was the 2011 World Boxing Championship in Turkey where she won a bronze.
Just as she was coming into her own, the 2012 ethnic violence broke out in Assam and lakhs of people became homeless. Her family was among them. The violence and its aftermath deeply pained her. Her success is hailed as new hope for Bodoland. She won a Gold medal at the 1st India Open which was held in 2018.
- 2019: Silver at Cologne World Cup, Germany
- 2019: 70th Strandja Boxing Championships, Sofia, Bulgaria: Bronze
- 2019: 3rd Elite Women’s Nationals, Vijaynagar, Karnataka: Gold
- 2018: 1st India Open, New Delhi: Gold
- 2016: 5th AIBA Nations Cup in Ruma, Serbia: Gold
- 2015: Asian Confederation Women Boxing Championships, Wulanchabu, China: Bronze
- 2009: Federation Cup Boxing Championships, Tamil Nadu: Bronze
- 2009: 4th Youth Women’s National Boxing Championships, Goa: Participated
- 2009: 10th Senior Women National Boxing Championships Jamshedpur: Silver
- 2009: 5th Youth Women’s National Boxing Championships, Mizoram: Gold
- 2010: 6th Youth Women’s National Boxing Championships, Guwahati: Gold
- 2010: 11th Senior Women’s National Boxing Championships, Thrissur, Kerala: XXXX
- 2011: 7th Youth Women’s National Boxing Championships, Punjab: Gold
- 2012: 12th Senior National Women’s Boxing Championships, Bhopal, MP: Silver
- 2012: 13th Senior Women’s National Boxing Championships, Guwahati, Assam: Gold
- 2013: 14TH Senior Women’s National Boxing Championships, Guwahati, Assam: Silver
- 2015: 16th Senior (Elite) Women’s National Boxing Championships, Guwahati, Assam: Gold