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1998 Asian Games gold-medallist Dingko Singh included in National Boxing Selection panel

Mar 11, 2015 17:35 IST

1998 Asian Games gold-medallist Dingko Singh on 10 March 2015 was included in National Boxing Selection panel. The goal of the panel will be to pick a bunch that can deliver medals at the Olympics.

Currently, Dingko Singh is working as a coach at the Imphal centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The 10-member selection panel will be headed by Arjuna awardee Gopal N Devang and it comprises of few Boxing India officials and all the national coaches as additional invitees. The selection panel will remain in office till 2016.

The other members of the National Boxing Selection panel are

• Padam Bahadur Mall: India's first Asian Games gold-medallist has been appointed Vice-President. He won the Gold medal in boxing at Jakarta Asian Games in 1962.

• Mohammad Ali Qamar: The country's first Commonwealth Games gold-medallist has been named the Convener. He won the Gold Medal at 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

• Manoj Pingale: Named Joint Secretary of the panel. He won the Gold medal at the Junior Asian Boxing Championship in 1985

• V Devarajan: Former World Cup bronze-medallist named Joint Secretary. He won the Bronze medal in the 1994 World Boxing Championship in Bangkok. He was the second Indian to win a medal at the Boxing World Cup after Pu Zoramthanga, from Mizoram

Boxing India Vice-Presidents Kishen Narsi and Jaipal Singh are among the invited members of the committee.

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