Sanjeet (91kg) won the Lone Gold as a huge winner among Indian boxers as he won the Olympic medal in Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit (Amit Panghal (52kg) and Shiva Thapa (64kg) won silver medals at the Dubai Asian Boxing Championships on Monday. . Sanjeet beat Levit 4-1, chasing the fourth gold of the tournament and winning the silver Olympic medal. With 15 medals in this edition, India surpassed the best show ever in this tournament in 2019, when the country won 13 medals, including two gold medals.
This time too the country won two gold medals. The man in the army, who won the India Open gold medal, competed in the first two rounds before Levit fought in the final three minutes.
Panghal lost 2-3 to Uzbekistan’s Nemesis Shakhobidin Zoirov when the 2019 World Cup final was repeated, which ended in Zoirov’s favorite.
India sought a review of the second round of the fight, but the jury, which rejected the protest, upheld the original decision.
“I dedicated this silver medal to coach Anil Dhanker. I would rather be here with me in Dubai,” Panghal posted referring to his personal trainer.
Thapa (64kg) also lost by the same side against Mongolian Baatarsukh Chinzorig, who won the silver medal at the Asian Games. This was Thapa’s fifth successful podium and second silver on the show.
In both competitions the Indian boxers did things well but without receiving a gesture from the judges.
The Panghal-Zoirov Clash experienced the first two boxers of the Olympics alive from the first round of fists in a quick exchange. Zoirov claimed the opening round. But on the second lap, Panghal raised his game by an indent, avoiding Zoirov’s range with his own pace and Landing’s left-handed straight lines. Zoirov, on the other hand, made an effort to tie it up.
Both came out in the third round, but it was Panghal who was more impressive with his body shots despite injuring his eyes. The judges ’verdict was also a favorite for the round, but it wasn’t enough to change the final scoring line, as Zoirov got the necessary scores thanks to a multiple score in all three rounds.
Thapa was also impressive against Chinzorigen, who rallied brilliantly after losing the initial round. But he missed the most important last round, which was mixed up as a result of a small-range fist fight.
“It has been a challenging year for everyone and despite all the doubts our boxers have had to endure, it is absolutely gratifying to see the Asian Championship campaign finish with 15 gold medals including two gold medals,” said Ajay Singh of the Indian Boxing Federation.
“Our boxers have yet to set a record and I am very proud of each of them. I am sure these performances will motivate all boxers to strive before the Olympics and help them accomplish the 2021 mission by winning medals. Tokyo,” he added.
Pooja Rani (75kg) on Monday was the female boxer who won gold in the Strike, and Mary Kom won the world championship six times (51kg) and the tournament debutants finished with silver medals Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) In the Women’s Finals.
The other eight Indians – Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Jaismine (57kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64kg), Monika (48kg), Saweety (81kg) and Varinder Singh (60kg) – Certified bronze medals after losing in the finals.
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