April 18, 2021

Silver medals for 3 Indian girls finalists at Boxam Worldwide Boxing

The Olympic-bound duo of Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) signed off with silver medals on the 35th Boxam Worldwide Boxing Match in Castellon, Spain on Saturday.

Whereas Simranjit couldn’t take the ring in opposition to Rashida Ellis of USA after her semifinal opponent — Kiria Tapia of Puerto Rico — examined optimistic for COVID-19, which led to her being pressured out of the ultimate bout. She, nevertheless, has examined adverse for the virus.

“Due to native authorities rules, she couldn’t compete,” Indian girls’s boxing’s excessive efficiency director Rafaelle Bergamasco instructed PTI from Castellon after preliminary data of an harm trickled in.

Pooja, then again, misplaced 0-5 to a different American Melissa Graham.

The Indian girls boxers thus ended their marketing campaign with three silver and one bronze medal. Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) had ended with a bronze after a semifinal loss.

Debutant Jasmine (57kg) additionally ended with a silver after happening to European champion Irma Testa of Italy.

Asian champion Pooja fought laborious however didn’t join as a lot as she try ed in opposition to the decidedly quicker Graham, who dominated together with her spectacular counter-attacks.

The spirited Jasmine additionally gave it her all however Testa’s tactical superiority shone via.

The nimble-footed Italian’s eye-catching mixture punches and sheer energy have been simply an excessive amount of to deal with for the rookie Indian, whose marketing campaign general was fairly spectacular.

In a while Saturday evening, Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Vikas krishan (69kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) will compete within the males’s finals.

Of those, Manish, Vikas, Ashish and Satish are sure for Tokyo Olympics.