Ravina, a first year student of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh made the nation proud by winning the Youth World Boxing Championship 2022, held in Spain. The Indian pugilist who was in the red corner thwarted her opponent in the blue corner, Megan De Cler (Netherlands) in the finals of the 60-63 kg category.
Before the bout, Ravina got a call from CWG boxing gold medallist Nikhat Zareen, while Ravina was training at the camp. Zareen spoke to all the girls in the group along with their head coach Amanpreet Kaur.
Belonging to Hisar in Haryana, Ravina started boxing in 2018 when she was in IXth standard. “My brother used to do boxing, but he suffered an injury due to which he had to quit. From then, I started training at the Universal Boxing Academy in Hisar,” she says, while talking to CityWoofer.
Where there are 150 boxers training in the Academy, there are only 15-20 girls out of whom Ravina is the only one who has made it to the national and international level. “There is another girl who won the gold in Asia Cup,” she adds.
Talking about the challenges she overcame, she says, “Earlier I used to always lose at the district level and state level. With experience, I got to learn the technique and the competition-wali fight.”
Ravina is now all set to participate in the 12-nation Cup to be held in Siberia in December, if she gets selected in the trials.