Who is Arundhati Choudhary? The Indian boxer who is just few steps away from an Olympic Quota

Arundhati Choudhary

Arundhati Choudhary, a name that is rapidly becoming synonymous with Indian boxing, has once again made headlines. The reigning national champion has advanced into the pre-quarterfinals (Pre-QF) of the World Olympic Boxing Qualifier. Competing in the 66 kg category, Choudhary registered a convincing victory with a 5-0 win in the second round.

All you need to know about Arundhati Choudhary

Hailing from Kota, Rajasthan, Choudhary’s journey to the top has been nothing short of inspirational. She became the first-ever female boxer from Rajasthan to win a gold medal in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. This achievement is seen as a stepping stone towards bigger international competitions like the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and even the Olympics.

Choudhary’s passion for sports was evident from a young age. Initially representing her state in basketball, she switched to boxing at the age of 15. Her dedication and hard work quickly paid off, as she clinched the Rajasthan State Junior Sub-Junior Championship four years in a row starting in 2016. She also won gold in the 60 kg weight class at the Khelo India Youth Games three years consecutively beginning in 2017.

Her success didn’t stop at the national level. Choudhary made her mark internationally by winning many titles, including the 2017 Valeria Demyanova Memorial Tournament in Ukraine, the 7th Nations Cup in Serbia in 2018, the 2019 Esker All Female Boxing Cup in Ireland, and recently the Adriatic Pearl tournament in Montenegro.

Choudhary’s recent advancement in the World Olympic Boxing Qualifier shows her talent and determination. Her 5-0 win in the second round not only secured her place in the pre-quarterfinals but also brought her one step closer to her Olympic dream.

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