Two-time Asian champion Pooja Rani, whose father passed away last week, has arrived at the national camp to prepare for the Strandja Memorial, an international tournament. The 81kg weight class boxer, who made it to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics, is also working hard for the competition to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from February 18. In the conversation, it has been said that she has reached the national camp yesterday. The pain of her father's death was also present in her voice. She has got used to facing ups and downs and difficulties in life. Whether it's a shoulder injury affecting a career or a hand burn before a major tournament. Pooja understands that the work of life should continue.
Her father Rajveer Singh was also a retired inspector of Haryana Police. In this regard, Pooja has said that when I returned to the camp after five days of my marriage, it was found that on the morning of February 1, he had lost his life due to a sudden heart attack. It was hard to get out of this shock. He was my biggest inspiration. I was very close to them. When I was coming back to the camp while leaving me, he had made a victory sign, I would not be able to get it out of my mind.
Continuing with her point, she further said, "I hope I can make him feel proud with my game. During this time, I have said that I have not got a chance to prepare for these events so far, yet I am going to try to do well in Strandja.'' The tournament will mark the start of the European season, which will feature both male and female boxers.