Boxam Worldwide: Manish Kaushik Strikes Gold, 5 Others Win Silver

Olympic-bound Indian boxer Manish Kaushik (63kg) struck gold in his first aggressive outing in a 12 months at the same time as 5 others signed off with silver medals within the 35th Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain. Manish defeated Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan in a cut up resolution.

Nevertheless, Mohammed Hussamuddin (57kg) and Vikas Krishan (69kg) ended with silver medals amongst males. Hussamuddin gave a walkover to Jean Paul Rivera of Puerto Rico, which was struck by a constructive COVID-19 case. The explanations for the Indian’s pullout weren’t instantly not identified.

Vikas Krishan (69kg), nevertheless, misplaced a gruelling closing to Spain’s Youba Sissokho, a bout during which the Indian was left with a lower above his proper eye.

Amongst girls, Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) and Jasmine (57kg) ended with silver medals amongst girls.

World bronze-medallist Simranjit couldn’t take the ring in opposition to Rashida Ellis of USA after her semifinal opponent — Kiria Tapia of Puerto Rico — constructive COVID-19 report compelled the organisers to cease her from competing regardless of the Indian returning a unfavourable take a look at.

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

Pooja, alternatively, 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 MC 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 onerous however didn’t join as a lot as she tried in opposition to the decidedly sooner Graham, who dominated together with her spectacular counter-attacks.

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The spirited Jasmine additionally gave it her all however Testa’s tactical superiority shone by. The nimble-footed Italian’s eye-catching mixture punches and sheer energy had been simply an excessive amount of to deal with for the rookie Indian, whose marketing campaign total was fairly spectacular.

In a while Saturday night time, Ashish Kumar (75kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) will compete within the males’s finals. Of those, Ashish and Satish are sure for Tokyo Olympics.

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