Saweety Boora strikes gold at Russian boxing tournament in Kaspiysk

Published on Jun 12, 2018 06:45 PM IST
Saweety Boora prevailed over home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in a unanimous verdict to finish on top in the middleweight (75kg) category in Kaspiysk.
Saweety Boora won the gold medal in the middleweight (75kg) category at Russian boxing tournament in Kaspiysk.(Twitter)
Saweety Boora won the gold medal in the middleweight (75kg) category at Russian boxing tournament in Kaspiysk.(Twitter)
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Saweety Boora was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold, while two others signed off with silver medals in the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia on Tuesday.

Saweety, who is also a former world championships silver-medallist, prevailed over home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in a unanimous verdict to finish on top in the middleweight (75kg) category.

However, in the men’s draw, Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg) lost their respective summit clashes to end with silver medals.

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While Yadav lost to Russia’s Murad Rabadanov, Kumar was beaten by Sweden’s Alexandr Mvalbale.

Earlier, world youth champion Shashi Chopra (57kg), former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Jangra (51kg) and Pavitra (60kg) had lost their respective semifinal bouts to settle for bronze medals.

Among the men, world bronze-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) had finished with a bronze after going down in his semifinal bout.

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