Sonia Lather is a rising star in the world of boxing. The 23-year-old from Haryana, India has already made a name for herself by winning a bronze medal at the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. And she’s not slowing down any time soon; Lather is determined to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and make her country proud. Here’s everything you need to know about this young boxer on the rise.
Early Life and Career
Lather took up boxing when she was just 12 years old, inspired by her older brother who was a boxer himself. She quickly developed a passion for the sport and went on to win several state-level championships as a junior boxer. In 2016, Lather made her senior debut at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.
There, she defeated Estelle Moss of Australia before losing to eventual champion Liudmila Vorontsova of Russia in the semifinals. However, Lather bounced back in the bronze medal match, defeating Kelsey Ellis of Canada to become only the second Indian woman ever to win a medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Since then, Lather has gone on to win a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games and a gold medal at the 2018 Strandja Memorial Tournament. She is currently ranked 8th in the world in the welterweight division and is considered one of India’s best hopes for a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games.
Sonia Lather – A Rising Star in Indian BoxingTeamLather trains 6 hours every day under coach Jagdish Singh at the Army Sports Institute in Pune. She is supported by JSW Sports, which also backs athletes such as shuttler PV Sindhu and wrestler Bajrang Punia.
Lather is currently ranked 8th in the world in 68kg welterweight division and is being touted as one of India’s best chances for an Olympic medal mission Tokyo 2020. The promising youngster from Rohtak says that more than anything else it’s important to have patience while aiming for big things and that’s exactly what she’s doing – biding her time, making calculated moves and working hard towards her goal – an Olympic Medal for India!
Sonia Lather is one of India’s brightest young stars in the world of boxing. With several championship titles already under her belt, this 23-year-old from Haryana has her sights set on even bigger prizes; namely, qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and bringing home a medal for her country.
With her hard work ethic and dedication to training, there’s no doubt that Lather has what it takes to achieve her goals. We’ll be cheering for her all the way!
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