Nishant Dev secures historic boxing quota of Paris Olympics

The success of Nishant Dev is evidence of the skill and commitment of Indian boxers. It is a source of inspiration for aspiring fighters throughout the country.

At the World Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament in Bangkok on May 31, excitement was in the air. A young Indian boxer named Nishant Dev stood out among the skilled competitors fighting for a coveted position at the Paris Olympics in 2024. After just missing out on qualifying in the first round, Dev was given another opportunity to make history. And in the 71kg class, he achieved just that, defeating Vasile Cebotari of Moldova 5-0. Not only was this victory a personal victory for Dev, but it also represented a significant turning point in Indian boxing history as he became the first male Indian boxer to qualify for the Summer Games.

The Effect

With Dev’s triumph, India’s boxing delegation to Paris grew by one more member. He became one of three Indian women boxers who had already confirmed their spots: 50kg world champion Nikhat Zareen, who is fierce and fiercely competitive; 54kg fighter Preet Pawar, who is renowned for her agility and tactical skill; and 75kg bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain, whose tenacity and willpower are legendary. India’s boxing delegation at the Paris Games now has four formidable competitors who are all ready to leave their mark on the international scene thanks to Dev’s qualification.


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The Complete Story

Still, the tale was not one of pure success. Another gifted Indian boxer competing in the women’s 60kg division, Ankushita Boro, lost heartbreakingly 2-3 to Sweden’s Anges Alexiusson in her quarterfinal relation to judging and governance. India’s dedication to fair play and an open boxing environment is demonstrated by the BOI’s decision to join the breakaway World Boxing following an appeal by the International Olympic Committee for nations to disassociate themselves from the International Boxing Association, the BOI made its decision.

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The Success

The success of Nishant Dev is evidence of the skill and commitment of Indian boxers. It is a source of inspiration for aspiring fighters all throughout the country. Indian boxing is set to make a huge impact at the next Olympics thanks to a redesigned national federation and a sizable delegation going to Paris. But the voyage is far from ended. The remaining qualifiers will put tenacity and resolve to the test, and the Paris Games will be a heated competition for gold. However, one thing is certain: Indian boxing has advanced significantly, and the world may anticipate seeing

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