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Two Indians enter final, Gaurav Bidhuri settles for bronze in Russian boxing event

Advancing to the final were Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg), while world Championships bronze-medalist Bidhuri lost to Kazakhstan’s Siroshiddin Abdullayev in a split 2-3 decision

other sports Updated: Jun 11, 2018 23:08 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Gaurav Bidhuri lost to Kazakhstan’s Siroshiddin Abdullayev in a split 2-3 decision(Twitter)

Two Indian boxers advanced to the finals but Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) settled for a bronze medal after going down in the last-four stage of the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia on Monday.

World Championships bronze-medalist Bidhuri lost to Kazakhstan’s Siroshiddin Abdullayev in a split 2-3 decision, rounding off a fine campaign in his comeback tournament after being out due to a back injury.

Advancing to the final were Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg).

While Yadav out-punched local favourite Abdulla Nazhmudinov, Kumar got the better of Azerbaijan’s Gulguseyn Agazade to make the summit clashes scheduled for on Friday.

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Among the Indian women, only Saweety Boora (75kg) has made the final.

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.

First Published: Jun 11, 2018 23:06 IST