You are here: Home » News-IANS » Sports
Business Standard

Want to fulfil mom's dreams, says pugilist Simranjit

Topics
Sports

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Simranjit Kaur Baath, silver medalist at the Asian Boxing Championship, held in Bangkok recently, has credited her success to mother Rajpal Kaur and said she would strive to keep performing well to fulfil the mom's dreams.

Simranjit went down fighting the reigning World Champion Dou Dan in the final of the 64kg category at the championship and had to settle for silver.

Speaking to IANS, the 23-year-old said: "I started boxing in 2010 and the journey has so far been pretty good. My mother supported me a lot through all these years. Wherever I play, she is there to cheer me."

Simranjit, a resident of Patiala, Punjab, said: "In the beginning my father didn't want me to take up boxing as a career. But my mother stood by me. When I started winning medals, he also started believing in me."

"When I first entered the senior camp, the pugilist were mostly from Haryana. In the early days, I had to suffer a lot of punches. Then I made up my mind to practice hard and move ahead," said the boxer who had bagged bronze at the last year's world championship.

On the boxing scenario in Punjab, Simranjit said the environment was good but some improvement would help pugilists perform better at the national level.

"The environment is good for this game in Punjab. But compared with other games, it needs improvement. The focus is on kabaddi. Punjab has more talent than Haryana, but we lack support. The boxing association of Punjab is supportive, but it's not getting the required backing from the government it deserves," she said.

(Ezaz Ahmed can be contacted at ezaz.a@ians.in)

--IANS

kk/pcj

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, May 04 2019. 18:54 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU