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Patiala girl bags gold at UAE Asian Junior Boxing Championships

Patiala girl bags gold at UAE Asian Junior Boxing Championships
Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu at the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships

Jupinderjit Singh
Tribune News Service
Patiala, October 18

Patiala girl Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu on Thursday evening bagged the gold medal in the 80 kg weight category at the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships being held in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

The 15-year-old began her career six years ago and became the national champion thrice in her category. Her sister Sirjan Sandhu also won the silver medal twice in national school boxing games.

Speaking to The Tribune, Tanishbir’s father Tejbir Singh said that she had been training at a multipurpose training centre at Patiala and thanked her coach Anudeep and the Secretary, Punjab Boxing Association Santosh Dutta for their support.

Tanishbir is a student of Guru Nanak Foundation Public school, Patiala and a scholar with the Khelo India project.  

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