Despite Difficulties, Indian Women Boxers Score 6 Medals In Serbia

1.Indian women boxers packed quite a punch at the 5th AIBA Nations Cup in Ruma, Serbia, notching up a rich haul of 4 gold, 9 silver and 9 bronze medals at the tournament.

2.tournament featured simultaneous competitions in the senior, youth and junior categories and Indians made an impression in all three age groups.

3.SeemaPunia (+81kg) and PwilaoBasumatary (57kg) fetched gold medals in the senior category. On the other hand, Soniya (48kg) and Manisha (60kg) clinched the yellow metal in the youth and junior competitions respectively.

4.While Seema out-punched Ukraine’s ElizavetaSayushkina 3:0, Basumatary thrashed Algeria’s ManelMeharzi 3:0.

5.In the senior division, Meena Rani (81kg) and Bina Devi Jaobijam settled for silver medals after losing in their respective finals.

6.The silver-medallists for India in the youth category were Sarita Singh (57kg), Siwi Boora (60kg) and Nisha (64kg).

7.Among the juniors, RamyaGuduru (48kg), Parveen (52kg), AsthaPahwa (70kg) and NiharikaGonella (80kg) brought home silver medals.

8.This year’s Nations Cup has been the biggest so far with participation from 34 nations belonging to all five AIBA confederations.

9.In all, 151 Elite, 60 Youth and 45 junior boxers took part in the event.
Source : times of india

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