Jul 30, 1 year ago

Shiva, Manoj and 3 other strike gold at Czech boxing tournament

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Indian boxers Had a spectacular performanc at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem, clinching five gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the event in the Czech Republic

World Championships bronze-medalist Shiva Thapa (60kg), former Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Manoj Kumar (69kg), Amit Phangal (52kg), Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) claimed gold medals after winning their climax clashes on Saturday .

Kavinder Bisht (52kg) and Manish Panwar (81kg), on the other hand, settled for silver medals. Sumit Sangwan (91kg) had claimed a bronze earlier after going down in the semi-finals.

Amit and Kavinder opened the Gold Medal Companion for the country in an all-Indian final. Of the two, Amit is a light flyweight (49kg) boxer but competed in the flyweight division in this event. He defeated Kavinder 3-2 to claim gold . Fight was nack to nack but it was light weight boxer who come ahead over flyweight boxer .

Next up was Gaurav against Poland’s Iwanow Jaroslaw and the Indian had no trouble notching up a 5-0 win.

Shiva, who recently won a silver medal at the Asian Championships, also clinched a dominant 5-0 victory over Slovakia’s Filip Meszaros to record another Medal ahead of next month’s World Championships in Germany.

Another World Championship boxer, Manoj, too claimed a 5-0 victory against local Star David Kotrc. However, Satish Kumar had to Fight Hard against German Max Keller for his gold.

Manish, on the other hand, lost to Germany’s Ibragim Bazuev to settle for a silver medal.

The tournament marked the end of a fortnight-long training-cum-competition trip for the Indian boxers ahead of the world Championship scheduled from August 25 to September 2.

Of the boxers competing in this tournament, Amit, Kavinder, Gaurav, Shiva, Manoj, Sumit and Satish will be competing in the World Championships.

The eighth Indian boxer in the fray at Hamburg will be Vikas Krishan, (75kg) who did not accompany the team on this trip and instead trained in Pune.

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