New Delhi: Sanjeet (91 kg) received gold for India on the 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championship in Dubai, performing brilliantly on Monday. That is India’s second gold medal on this championship this 12 months. Pooja Rani received gold within the girls’s 75kg class, saving her title on Sunday. Sanjit, who certified for the Tokyo Olympics, confronted off within the finals towards Rio Olympics silver medalist Vasily Levitt of Kazakhstan, 4–4, making it 4–1, stopping Levitt from successful his fourth gold medal on the Asian Championships.
India received a complete of 15 medals on this prestigious championship being collectively organized by Boxing Federation of India (BFI) and UAE Boxing Federation. It consists of two gold, 5 silver and eight bronze.
India has carried out higher than the Bangkok Asian Championship in 2019, the place it received two gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals. Pooja and Amit Panghal received gold in 2019. Pooja was profitable in successful the gold this time however Panghal missed out on saving her title.
Within the first match of the day for India in 52 kg, Panghal was in entrance of Rio Olympic gold medalist and present world champion Uzbekistan boxer Zirov Shakhobidin. Shakhobidin defeated Asian Video games champion High Seed Pangal 3-2.
The Indian Boxing Federation objected to the second spherical of the match between Amit and Shakhobidin however was rejected by the jury fee. On this method, Panghal, who received the silver within the World Championship, needed to be happy with the silver medal. That is the third and first silver medal within the Asian Championship. Earlier, Panghal had received gold in 2019 and bronze in 2017 in Tashkent.
This was adopted by Siva Thapa (64 kg), wherein he misplaced 2-3 towards Asian Video games silver medalist Batsukh Chinjorig of Mongolia. Regardless of the defeat, Thapa managed to win a fifth consecutive medal on the Asian Championship. Thapa received gold in 2013. After this, he was profitable in successful the bronze in 2015 in Bangkok. Equally, in 2015, Thapa received a silver medal. Thapa’s share of bronze got here in Bangkok in 2019.
Shiva Thapa (64kg) settles for a silver medal after dropping a detailed bout 2-3 towards Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig within the last of the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai pic.twitter.com/4Nul9DB8UO
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Indian girls carried out brilliantly and received a complete of 10 medals. It consists of Pooja Rani’s gold whereas MC Mary Kom in 51 kg class, Lalbutsahi in 64 kg class and Anupama in 81 kg class received silver medal.
Aside from this, Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Lavlina Borgohain (69 kg), Jasmine (57 kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64 kg), Monica (48 kg) and Sweety (81 kg) received bronze.
India received a complete of 5 medals within the males’s class. Aside from Sanjeet’s gold, Panghal and Thapa received silver, whereas Vikas Krishna (69 kg) and Varinder Singh (60 kg) received bronze.
It’s noteworthy that 150 boxers from 17 nations together with sturdy boxing nations like India, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Philippines and Kazakhstan participated on this championship.