Challenge accepted: How Boxer Rumi Gogoi channelised childhood anger for a better life
Rumi Gogoi made a memorable comeback to the ring by winning the women’s 75kg silver after being hospitalised for eight days due to jaundice & typhoid

Guwahati: It all started one chilly November evening in Tipomia village, some 30 km from district headquarters Jorhat. Rumi Gogoi, then 12, was thrashed by her father Joycha Gogoi at a neighbour’s behest over a petty cattle-grazing issue. Unable to bear her father’s wrath, a helpless Rumi somehow managed to defend herself, thus sowing the seeds of her boxing career......


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