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Veteran Indian boxer L Sarita Devi elected to AIBA first Athletes Commission

Veteran Indian boxer L Sarita Devi elected to AIBA first Athletes Commission

Veteran Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has been elected to the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) first-ever athletes commission to represent the Asian bloc. She was in the running for the position as the sole candidate from the region.

Key Points:

  • She was among the six boxers who was selected as the members of the commission from 5 continents.
  • The election of this AIBA Athletes Commission members was conducted during the AIBA men’s and women’s Boxing Championships 2019 in Russia.
  • The new members were elected through a voting process that saw participation by boxers from across the globe. One member was elected per continent, except in the case of Europe, which has two elected representatives.

About L Sarita Devi:

Sarita Devi became a professional boxer in the year 2000. She is a DSP with Manipur Police and an eight-time Asian Championship medalist, which includes 5 Gold medals. Currently, she is an athlete representative in the Boxing Federation of India’s Executive Committee. This federation had nominated her for the position in the world boxing body.

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