Defending champion Pooja Rani (75kg) notched up a second successive gold with a complete victory even because the seasoned M C Mary Kom (51kg) signed off with a silver medal on the Asian Boxing Championships, on Sunday. The Olympic-bound Pooja (75 kg), who was competing in her first bout of the match after getting a bye and a walkover earlier, dismantled Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan with a medical efficiency. She additionally earned USD 10,000 for her marvellous one-bout present by which Movlonova was merely out of types, unable to maintain tempo with the Indian’s depth.
However, six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) and match debutant Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) signed off with silver medals after each misplaced intense remaining bouts.
The Olympic-bound Mary Kom went down in a break up 2-Three verdict to Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan. It was the Manipuri celebrity’s seventh medal within the match, the primary being a gold that got here means again within the 2003 version. Her match file now stands at 5 gold and two silver medals.
Lalbuatsaihi misplaced 2-Three as properly however after giving her Kazakh rival Milana Safronova a struggle to recollect.
Both the Indians ended with prize cash of USD 5,000 every. Lalbuatsaihi got here into the Indian staff as a late alternative for the seasoned Pwilao Basumatary, whose passport had expired.
The Mizo boxer exhausted her rival along with her counter-attacks however misplaced momentum within the remaining spherical to finish second greatest. Earlier, up towards an opponent 11 years youthful to her, the 38-year-old Mary Kom made a formidable begin and clinched the opening spherical comfortably by counting on her sharp counter-attacks.
The tempo picked up within the second spherical and each the boxers confirmed aggressive intent. The Kazakh drew degree at this level along with her jabs touchdown completely. Mary Kom fought again within the remaining three minutes however that was not sufficient to get the judges’ nod.
Kyzaibay is a two-time world champion and a six-time nationwide champion.
All gold-winners obtained prize cash of USD 10,000 every. On Monday, Amit Panghal (52kg), Shiva Thapa (64kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) will struggle it out within the males’s finals.
Panghal will sq. off towards reigning Olympic and world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan. It can be a repeat of the 2019 world championship remaining by which the Indian had misplaced to accept silver. Thapa can be up towards Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig, who’s the Asian Games silver-medallist. S
anjeet will tackle Kazakh legend Vassiliy Levit, who’s chasing his fourth gold on the continental showpiece.
Eight different Indians – the Olympic-bound trio of Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Jaismine (57kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64kg), Monika (48kg), Saweety (81kg) and Varinder Singh (60kg) — secured bronze medals after semi-final losses. They additionally obtained a prize cash of USD 2,500 every for his or her third-place finishes.
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