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World Boxing Championship begins today in Germany. Indian players are expected to win again.

The 19th World Boxing Championship will be held in Hamburg, Germany today (Friday) and September 3.

Competition takes place in 10 types of body weight. The tournament will comprise 280 players from 85 countries. Kaurav Bidhuri (56kg), Shivadappa (60kg), Manoj Kumar (69kg), Vikas Krishnan (75kg), Sumit Sangwan (91 kg), Satish Kumar (49kg) More than 91 kg).

Indian players have won the bronze medal 3 times in the world. In 2009, Bronze winning Vijender Singh became a professional player. Vikas Krishnan who won the bronze medal in 2011 and Shivadappa of the bronze medal in 2015 will again participate in this competition. There is an expectation that both of them will win the medal this time.

31-year-old Manoj Kumar, who won gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, and Sumit Sangwan, who won silver medal at the Asian Championships this year, are among the Indian players who are confident of winning the medal.

In an interview with the Indian team coach Santiago Niva (Switzerland), “Our players are in a strong position. We played the best in the Asian Championship this year. Our players won 2 silver and 2 bronze medals and took the 3rd place overall.

This was followed by our players training and competition in France and Senegalia. Our players acted very well. So we hope our players will show strong competence in this competition. I do not want to predict how many medals will win. Our players will win more medals than this time, “he said.