Women Championship boxers wary of Delhi air pollution

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Delhi's air pollution has taken a toll on the boxers who came to participate in the Women's World Boxing Championships
Delhi's air pollution has taken a toll on the boxers who came to participate in the Women's World Boxing Championships
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The 2018 edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held at the Indira Gandhi stadium in Delhi from November 15-24. Stanimira Petrova and Azize Nimani, two of the numerous renowned pugilists raring to take part in the sporting extravaganza, took part in a media interaction and admitted that the Delhi air pollution has taken a toll on them.

Delhi's air pollution has taken a toll on the boxers who came to participate in the Women's World Boxing Championships
Delhi’s air pollution has taken a toll on the boxers who came to participate in the Women’s World Boxing Championships

“We don’t feel good. Air here is the worst air from (sic) (compared to) everywhere. We had little problem with breathing. It’s hard to train here,” said the 2014 gold medallist in 54kg category Petrova.

Albania’s Azize Nimani resonated with her opinio but added that the friendly nature of the Delhi people have helped her immensely.

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“This is my first visit to India. I think in my honest opinion, it could be a little bit more cleaner but people are very, very nice,” she said.

Azize had knocked out Mary Kom in the 2016 Olympics Qualifiers. On the other hand, Stanimira Petrova lost in the Round of 16 of the bantamweight category.

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The Sportsindiashow team wishes all the boxers taking part in the Women’s World Boxing Championships all the best for their endeavors.

 

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