Amit Panghal claimed India’s first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships on Friday as he defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu in a unanimous decision in 52kg category. Clinching his second successive gold of the year, Panghal had a successful campaign in his maiden international competition since shifting to the 52kg category from 49kg.
Pooja Rani gave India its second gold by defeating world champion Wang Lina in the 81kg weight category in the final. Panghal, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu Korea in a unanimous decision. He came into the tournament on the back of a gold at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February.
The Indian boxer looked confident from the beginning, and held his place with a solid defence against his opponent. The Asian Games gold-medallist clinched India’s first gold medal at the tournament. Deepak Singh and Kavinder Singh Bisht, however, settled for silver after losing their final in 49kg and 56kg categories respectively. Read More...
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