New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): India's northeast region has given the country some of its most spectacular sports-persons.
Olympic Indian Boxer and five times world champion, Mary Kom, and five times Asian Champion boxer Laishram Sarita Devi from the region have secured a place in the Indian team for the South Asian Women's Boxing Championship, which will be held from November 2 to 11, in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City.
Wherein, the Asian gold medalist, Laishram Sarita Devi, has jumped to 60-64 kg weight category.
Meanwhile, 18 years old Vanlalhriatpuii, from the landlocked Mizoram, is among the three young players from the North East region undergoing training at the national camp in New Delhi for the Women's Youth World Boxing Championship, which will be held later this year in Assam's Guwahati city.
The other two young players are from Assam.
"I came from a family which has always seen financial challenges in life. When my friend told me by playing boxing, my financial situation will be better. But I never thought one day I will be playing for India. Today, my goal is to win Gold Medal at the World Championship," said Vanlalhriatpuii, Boxer from Mizoram.
Such achievements and feat have inspired many youngsters from the region especially girls to take up sports and do well in it. (ANI)