Jeeny, Lekha win gold in world boxing

Updated on Nov 23, 2006 07:45 PM IST

Jenny defeats Klara Svensson of Sweden in the 63kg category final to win India's first gold.

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Jenny R Lalranliani and Lekha K C won India's first two gold medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships on Thursday.

Jenny defeated Klara Svensson of Sweden in the 63kg category final to win India's first gold. She finished on the top when the referee stopped the contest after the points gap had become too big at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.

For the record, Jenny won the first round 11:4 points and ran up a huge 23:8 in the second round when the referee stepped in.

Lekha (75kg) beat Jinzi Li of China 30:9 points to win the second gold.

Five Indians are in the finals of various categories and more finals are to follow.

In the other results, Ri Jong Hyang of North Korea defeated Yesica Bopp of Aregentia 14:10 in the 48kg category to win the gold.

In the 50kg category, Hasibe Erkoc of Turkey defeated Siyuan Li of China 18:12 to finish first, while Ochigava Sof'Ya of Russia beat Karolina Michalczuk of Poland 21:2 in the 54kg class.

Katif Taylor Ireland won the gold in the 60kg category when she defeated Anabella Farias of Argentina 31:14 points.

Ariane Fortin of Canada defeated Akima Stocks 17:2 points in the 70kg, and Frenchwoman Aya Cissoko overcame Oleksandra Kozlan Ukraine 10:1 to win the gold in the 66kg category.

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