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Women's boxing to make debut at Commonwealth Games

December 15, 2011 14:06 IST

The Commonwealth Games Federation's general assembly in St. Kitts and Nevis has agreed to include three weight categories of women's boxing for the future editions of the Commonwealth Games.

The development follows the inclusion of women's boxing in the Olympics in which it makes its debut next summer at the London 2012 Olympic Games, informed Jay Kowli, joint secretary of the Indian Boxing Federation.

International Boxing Association (AIBA) president Dr Ching-Kuo Wu has also welcomed the move, Kowli said.

"By having taken this decision, the hopes and dreams of many young female boxers will come true after their lifetime ambitions to win medals at the Commonwealth Games was made possible," Dr Wu said.

"Hundreds of women are training very hard to compete at national, continental and international level and I am convinced that a lot of these women will relish competing at the Commonwealth Games," he added.

The next CWG is scheduled in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014.

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