Guwahati, June 14, 2019
The young and feisty Jamuna Boro needs no introduction. Battling all odds, Jamuna today defines inspiration. Hailing from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district of Assam, the boxing champ has come a long way with her sheer determination and grit.
Born in a remote Belsiri village, the 22-year-old has scripted history in the field of women’s boxing and became a source of inspiration for many. And the one person who fuelled her dreams and pushed her to achieve more is her mother Nirmala Boro.
Despite coming from an economically weaker section her mother backed her to pursue her dreams. Her mother Nirmala used to sell vegetables to meet the month’s end to run the family. Nirmal sold vegetables to support her daughter’s boxing dreams.
Here are a few things to know about Jamuna Boro:
- Born on May 7th, 1997 Jamuna started her sports career as a Wushu (Chinese martial arts) player in 2009. She had even bagged gold in district level Wushu match.
- She started training for boxing later in the year 2009 as she got an opportunity to train with Sports Authority of India.
- Jamuna has bagged a number of medals in international events: In 2013 she bagged gold in Second Nations Cup International Sub-Junior Girls Boxing Tournament held in Serbia.
- She went on to win a competition in Russia in 2014. She also won a bronze medal in the 57 kg category representing India in the Youth World Boxing Championships in Taipei in 2015.
- She lost her father late Parsu Boro when she was just ten years old. Her mother Nirmala Boro, who is a vegetable vendor, is the sole earner of the family. She has an elder brother and sister.
- She won gold at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held at Guwahati defeating her rivals Meena Kumari Maisnam in semifinals and Y Sandhyarani Devi in the finals.
- Jamuna completed her schooling from Mejengjuli Primary School, Higher Secondary from Arya Vidyapeeth College and Bachelor of Arts from Lokanayak Omeo Kumar Das College.
- She won a gold medal in the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held at Guwahati from May 20th-24th, 2019 where she defeated her rivals Meena Kumari Maisnam in semifinals and Y Sandhyarani Devi in the finals.
- She is registered with Boxing Federation of India and currently an employee of the Assam Rifles. She plays boxing through All India Police.
- Apart from boxing, Jamuna is fond of shopping and travelling. She is also active on social networking platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.