2018 Commonwealth Games: Boxers Mohammed Hussamuddin, Manoj Kumar settle for bronze
Indian boxer Mohammed Hussamuddin lost his 56 kg semi-final bout to Peter McGrail of England and settled for a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, while Manoj Kumar lost to Pat McCormack in the 69kg semisUpdated: Apr 13, 2018 20:56 IST
Hindustan Times, Gold Coast
Indian boxer Mohammed Hussamuddin had to settle for bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after losing his 56kg semi-final bout to Peter McGrail of England.
The 24-year-old suffered a 5-0 defeat to McGrail with all judges going with the Englishman.
Hussamuddin had previously beaten Boe Warawara of Vanuatu 5-0 and Everisto Mulenga of Zambia 5-0 to make his way to the semis.
McGrail will now face Kurt Walker of Northern Ireland in the final of the 56kg event.
On the other hand, Hussamuddin’s compatriot Manoj Kumar had to settle for a bronze as well after losing to another Englishman, Pat McCormack, in the 69kg semis.
Vikas Krishan, however, made it to the final of the men’s 75kg category after beating England’s Steve Donnelly.
Satish Kumar also assured at least another silver for India on Saturday after winning his +91kg semi-final against Seychelles’s Keddy Agnes.
“This is India’s best performance in Commonwealth Games. We have never won nine medals. We have never won more than one gold outside India. So, I am very pleased with what our boxers have achieved. We are on track as we work towards our goal of becoming a leading boxing nation of the world,” Ajay Singh, Boxing Federation of India president, said.
First Published: Apr 13, 2018 16:08 IST