Maharashtra crowned overall champion at 1st CISCE National Boxing Championship in Jamshedpur

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Bihar and Jharkhand girls bag second runner-up position

Jamshedpur, Oct. 18: Team Maharashtra was crowned the overall winner of 1st CISCE National Boxing Championship 2019 which concluded at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Friday.

The first CISCE National Boxing Championship 2019 was hosted by the Jamshedpur Zone of ASISC (Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate), Bihar and Jharkhand Region at the J.R.D. Tata Sports Complex from 16 to 18 October.

The three-day event saw Maharashtra boys and girls put brilliant performance winning under-14 boys, under-17 girls, under-19 boys categories. Maharashtra girls were crowned the runner-up in under-14 category and under-17 boys also bagged the second place.

Team Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were declared the winners in under-14 girls and under-17 category.

Local zone players comprising of Bihar and Jharkhand Region bagged the second runner-up position in under-14 girls and under-17 girls event.

176 boxers including 64 girls from 8 regions (Karnataka, Maharashtra, UP & UK, Northern, Bihar& Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) participated in the three-day championship. Bouts were conducted in U-14, U-17 and U-19 categories for Boys as well as Girls.

Principals of eight Schools of Jamshedpur including Swarna Mishra principal of Dayananad Public School, Puneet B. Chauhan of Hill Top School, Ashu Tiwari of Motilal Nehru Public School, Nandini Shukla of Kerala Samajam Model School, Sharmila Mukherjee of Kerala Public School, Kadma, Paromita Roy Choudhury of Narbheram Hansraj English School and Amy Billimoria of Tarapore School and DBMS English School Principal Rajani Shekhar who’s the treasurer of the CISCE –National Boxing Organising Committee and treasurer of ASISC – Bihar and Jharkhand Region played vital role in making the event successful.

It is worth mentioning that CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination) has been conducting several sporting events at the National Level over the past few years and the qualifying students then participate in the SGFI (School Games Federation India).

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