Chandigarh: Pugilist Simranjit Kaur from village Chakar in District Ludhiana has done Punjab proud. The boxer has won Gold Medal in the 23rd President Cup International Boxing Tournament held at Labuan Baju city in Indonesia. The Indian contingent which won 7 Gold and 2 Silver Medals included 4 female pugilists.
He also divulged that Simranjit Kaur won Bronze in previous year’s World Championship and now this Gold Medal has added another feather to her cap. Crediting the parents, Coaches and the Sher-E-Punjab Academy of Chakar for this shining glory, Rana Sodhi hoped that Simranjit Kaur would also excel at this year’s World Championship as well as at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It is also noteworthy that earlier another pugilist from Chakar Mandeep Kaur Sandhu had brought laurels to the village by becoming the Junior World Champion.