Sarjubala Devi

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Sarjubala Devi
Born Samjetsabam Sarjubala Devi
(1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 24)
Nongpok Lourembam, Thoubal, Manipur, India
Residence  India
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Occupation Boxer Women's 48kg
Known for Light Welter-weight (48kg)
Medal record
Women's boxing
Representing  India
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Jeju Light flyweight

Sarjubala Devi (Hindi: सरजूबाला देवी, born 1 June 1993) is an Indian woman boxer from Manipur.[1] After a successful achievement in Youth World Women Boxing Championship organized at Turkey, the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) announced to support Sarjubala Devi in 2012.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Sarjubala Devi was born in farmers family. By being inspired from the stories of Mary Kom's success she joined boxing at school in 2005, after two years later, she joined a Sports Authority of India training centre in her city, Imphal India.[3] Her weight category is 48 kg.[4] She won the world youth championships in 2011[2] and later went on to win the senior national championships the same year. In the Olympics in 2016, she is expected to be a serious medal prospect.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Sarjubala Devi is one of the honorable boxer in India, some of her achievements in the field of boxing are:[6]

Year Event Location Awards/ achievements
2006 Sub-Junior Women National Championships India Gold Medal
2008 Sub-Junior Women National Championships India Gold Medal
2009 Junior Women National Championships Goa Silver Medal
2010 National Boxing Championships Bhopal Gold Medal
2011 National Boxing Championships Bhopal Gold Medal
2011 Youth National Championships India Gold Medal
2011 AIBA World Youth Boxing Championships Antalya Gold Medal
2014 Women World Boxing Championship Jeju City, Korea Silver Medal

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarjubala bows out of Sr Women's National boxing Championship". Times of India. Nov 28, 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "OGQ to support youth world champion boxer Sarjubala Devi". Zee News. February 7, 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "How Manipur’s Punching its Way Out of North East Box". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jr women boxers win four gold". The Indian Express. May 1, 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sarjubala Devi 'The next Mary Kom’". Live Mint. 27 Nov 12. Retrieved 24 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Sarjubala Devi Olympic Gold Quest". olympicgoldquest.in. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ http://sportsrediscovered.com/5592/sarjubala-sweety-win-silver-women-world-boxing-championship