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Record: 15 Indian boxers reach final for gold at South Asian Games

first_img LIVE TV Written By Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US 2018 CWG gold-medallist Vikas Krishan and 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Pinki Rani put up a brilliant display as they led seven more Indian boxers into the finals at the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu on Sunday. While Sparsh (52kg), Varinder (60kg) and Narender (+91kg) were the others to reach the summit clash from the men, all the three women — Pinki Rani (51kg), Sonia Lather (57kg) and Manju Bamboriya (64kg) cruised into the finals.READ | Indian Boxing League: Gujarat Giants Tame NE Rhinos In Close Contest For Second WinThe only setback for India was the defeat of Sachin in 81kg. With eight Indian boxers having already sealed their final places a day before, India will now have a total of 15 boxers aiming for the gold medal. Krishan continued his comeback in style as he dominated the 69kg semi-final bout against Nepal’s Bikash Lama whom he trounced 5-0. Bangladesh’s Chakma Sura Krishna proved no match for Varinder Singh in 60kg as the latter easily pummelled him into submission, notching up a 5-0 win. Sparsh Kumar (52kg) also impressed in his bout with local hope Tej Bahadur Deuba and hardly broke a sweat in recording a 5-0 victory.READ | Boxing: Dillian Whyte Talks About Offering Deontay Wilder $50 Million+ Dollars For A FightIn the super heavyweight category, India had no trouble as Narender swatted aside the challenge of Sri Lanka’s Addurakaram Rallage Buwaneka Eranda 5-0. Sachin Kumar was the only one from the Indian boxing contingent who failed to reach the final. Sachin suffered a cut in the first round of his 81kg bout against Nepal’s Ganesh Pradhan and then bowed out 2-3 in a split verdict in a gritty contest.READ | Indian Boxing League Moves To Delhi With Double Header On SaturdayWomen boxers quash Pakistan’s hopeAmong the women, Pinki Rani dashed the hopes of Pakistan’s Aziz Razia Bano with a solid flurry of punches that gifted her a 5-0 win to enter the 51kg final. Both Sonia Lather (57kg) and Manju Bamboriya (64kg) were at their aggressive best and the referee had to stop the contest in the second round against Pakistan’s Mehreen and Perveen Rukhsana respectively.The finals will be played over two days. On Monday, India’s Kalaivani (48kg), Shiksha (54kg), Parveen (60kg) from the women and Vinod Tanwar (49kg), Sachin (56kg), Manish Kaushik (64kg), Ankit Khatana (75kg), and Gaurav Chauhan (91kg) from the men will be fighting for the gold.READ | Gujarat Giants Beat Odisha Warriors In Indian Boxing League COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 11:59 IST Record: 15 Indian Boxers Reach Final For Gold At South Asian Games Indian boxer Pinki Rani dashed hopes of Pakistan’s Aziz Razia Bano with a solid flurry of punches that gifted her a 5-0 win to enter the 51kg final WATCH US LIVE First Published: 9th December, 2019 11:59 IST FOLLOW USlast_img

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