Sumit Sangwan, an Olympian and a bronze-medallist from the India Open in January, will take on Greece’s Vagka Nanitzanian in the semifinal of the Belgrade International boxing tournament.(Getty Images)
Sumit Sangwan, an Olympian and a bronze-medallist from the India Open in January, will take on Greece’s Vagka Nanitzanian in the semifinal of the Belgrade International boxing tournament.(Getty Images)

Sumit Sangwan, 11 other Indians, enter Belgrade International boxing semis

Sumit Sangwan, making a comeback after a wrist injury, beat Kosta Bozovic of Serbia in his quarterfinal bout at the Belgrade International boxing tournament.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 04:00 PM IST

Asian silver-winner Sumit Sangwan (91kg) was among the 12 Indian boxers who were assured of medals at the 56th Belgrade International Tournament in Serbia, after getting contrasting entries into the semifinals.

Sumit, who is making a comeback after recovering from a wrist injury, brushed aside local favourite Kosta Bozovic in his quarterfinal bout Thursday night. He will be up against Greece’s Vagka Nanitzanian in the semifinal.

Sumit is an Olympian and a bronze-medallist from the India Open in January, where he had to pull out of the semifinal owing to his injured wrist.

READ MORE | Boxers Gaurav Bidhuri, Sonia Lather nominated for Arjuna Award by BFI

Also advancing to the semifinal was former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg). Zareen, a two-time national medallist, made the semifinals after beating Russia’s Liliya Aetbaeva.

The small size of the draws in the tournament that most of the Indians in fray either had to win just one bout or get a bye to make the semifinal stage.

Among those who won their quarterfinal bouts were Manipur’s Laldinmawia, who defeated German’s Hamza Touba 2-1.

Pawan Kumar (69kg) made the semis after sailing past Greece’s Athanasios Glynos 3-0.

READ MORE | Boxing coach wants ‘No Needle Policy’ for national camps after 2018 Commonwealth Games

In the light heavyweight (81kg) category, Neelkamal Singh defeated Turkey’s Bayram Malkan 3-0.

In the super heavyweight (+91kg) category, Narender got the better of Turkey’s Eren Uzun in in the quarterfinals. Narender had recently claimed an impressive win during Indias World Series of Boxing clash against Russia.

Among the women, Priyanka Thakur (60kg) got a walkover from local hope Bojana Ranic, paving her way into the semifinals.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018. Tennis balls are pictured in front of the Australian Open logo before the tennis tournament. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)

2 test positive for COVID-19 in Australian Open qualifying

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Tennis Australia confirmed in a statement there’d been two positive tests at the tournament and both men had been transferred to a government-run medi-hotel, where strict quarantine procedures were in place.
Close
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)
File photo of Tennys Sandgren(REUTERS)

Sandgren allowed to board Australian Open flight despite positive test

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:34 PM IST
Sandgren said on Twitter he had tested positive in November and returned another positive test on Monday and might not be able to board the flight, one of 15 carrying players and coaching staff to the first Grand Slam of the year.
Close
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Semi Final - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 6, 2021 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/File photo(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Carabao Cup - Semi Final - Manchester United v Manchester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - January 6, 2021 Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/File photo(Pool via REUTERS)

Man United and Liverpool to meet in 4th round of FA Cup

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:02 AM IST
They are currently the top two in the Premier League. Between them they have won 19 FA Cups.
Close
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)
DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: John Isner of the United States serves against Sebastian Korda of the United States.(AFP)

Isner says he'll skip Australian Open because of COVID-19

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Isner, a former top 10 player now ranked 25th, lost to Korda 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Korda and American Christian Harrison each won playing in his first career quarterfinal.
Close
West Ham's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)(AP)
West Ham's manager David Moyes walks on the pitch at the end of the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Stockport County and West Ham United at Edgeley Park in Stockport, England, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)(AP)

West Ham squeeze past non-league Stockport 1-0 in FA Cup

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:00 AM IST
It earned West Ham a home match against third-tier Doncaster in the fourth round.
Close
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)

India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST
  • PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
Close
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)
File image of Sofia Kenin(AP)

Kenin and Svitolina lose in Abu Dhabi Open quarterfinals

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • Kenin lost to ninth-seeded Maria Sakkari 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. Svitolina lost to unseeded Russian Veronika Kudermetova 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Close
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)

Back from injury, Neymar resumes training with PSG

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Neymar has been sidelined since he was taken off on a stretcher in stoppage time on Dec. 13 when PSG lost at home to Lyon 1-0 in the French league.
Close
Peterhansel managed Nasser Al-Attiyah win the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia(Twitter)
Peterhansel managed Nasser Al-Attiyah win the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia(Twitter)

Peterhansel wins Dakar Rally 30 years after first victory

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:48 PM IST
Peterhansel took a handy 15-minute lead into the 12th and final stage from Yanbu, and stuck close to Al-Attiyah, who gained only 40 seconds overall on the 200-kilometre (125-mile) special south to Jeddah, where the race began on Jan. 3.
Close
Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary(PTI)
Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary(PTI)

Saurabh smashes world record in finals to win T1 air pistol trials, Manu too win

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Haryana's Manu Bhaker also emerged victorious in the T1 women's 10m air pistol trials at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range.
Close
MC Mary Kom(PTI)
MC Mary Kom(PTI)

Mary Kom joins camp, to train from Monday

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Currently quarantined at the institute, Mary Kom got the all-clear on Friday after returning a negative test for Covid-19. She had stayed away from the elite national camp and competitions because of the pandemic.
Close
Photo of Belarus' Nikolai Snesarev(Twitter)
Photo of Belarus' Nikolai Snesarev(Twitter)

SAI appoints Nikolai as Indian athletics' middle and long-distance coach

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST
The 72-year-old has been appointed till the end of September, a period which will include the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August.
Close
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2015 Pierre Cherpin of France rides his motorcycle during the symbolic start of the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. - French rider Pierre Cherpin has died on January 15, 2021 from injuries he sustained during a fall in the 7th stage from Ha�il to Sakaka on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Maxi FAILLA / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 3, 2015 Pierre Cherpin of France rides his motorcycle during the symbolic start of the 2015 Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires. - French rider Pierre Cherpin has died on January 15, 2021 from injuries he sustained during a fall in the 7th stage from Ha�il to Sakaka on January 10, 2021. (Photo by Maxi FAILLA / AFP)(AFP)

French motorcycle rider Pierre Cherpin dies from injuries in Dakar rally crash

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:07 PM IST
The 52-year-old, who was taking part in his fourth Dakar rally, had undergone neurosurgery and was placed in a medically-induced coma after the crash in Saudi Arabia.
Close
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc before practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc before practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES/File Photo(REUTERS)

Ferrari's Leclerc isolating after positive Covid-19 test

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Leclerc did not say where he might have contracted the virus but was in Dubai earlier this month.
Close
Multi-purpose stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which used to be the training base for many international athletes as well as Sports Authority of India (SAI) campers, have been blocked for hosting Indian Super League (ISL) matches.(Getty Images)
Multi-purpose stadiums such as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which used to be the training base for many international athletes as well as Sports Authority of India (SAI) campers, have been blocked for hosting Indian Super League (ISL) matches.(Getty Images)

SAI to employ Olympians, Paralympians as coaches at its centres

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:38 PM IST
According to a statement issued by SAI, Olympians and Paralympians are eligible to apply as assistant coaches and medal winners can directly apply for the position of coaches which falls under Group A position.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP