How bronze at the Asian Championships revived Ankushita Boro’s dreams

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Guwahati: A sweeping loss to Punjab’s Simranjit Kaur in the women’s 64kg trials for the 2019 Asian Championships sparked a loss of confidence for Assam’s Ankushita Boro, who was by then riding high on her 2017 Youth World Championship crown.

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Served with a welcome reality check in her very first year in the senior circuit, the boxer hailing from a nondescript Meghai Jarani village in the Sonitpur district had to go back to the drawing board, review her strategies and wait patiently for another three years (including two years of the Covid -19 pandemic), to finally fulfill her dreams of winning her first medal at international senior level.

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