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Indian boxers in semis of Ulaanbaatar Cup

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NEW DELHI, June 22: Debutant Vanhlimpuia (75kg) and Etash Khan (56kg) advanced to the semifinals to assure themselves of medals at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia today.

However, the experienced L Sarita Devi (60kg) lost a closely contested quarterfinal bout to Chinese Taipei�s Shih Yu Wu to bow out of the tournament.

Vanhlimpuia, competing in his maiden international tournament, defeated Korea�s Song Myong Su in an unanimous verdict, producing a power-packed performance.

Etash, on the other hand, had to slog it out a bit against China�s Jia Wei Lu before fetching a split verdict in his favour from the judges.

India were earlier assured of four more medals when world and Asian silver-winner Sonia Lather (57kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Himanshu Sharma (49kg) and Ashish (64kg) advanced to the semifinals. � PTI

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Indian boxers in semis of Ulaanbaatar Cup

NEW DELHI, June 22: Debutant Vanhlimpuia (75kg) and Etash Khan (56kg) advanced to the semifinals to assure themselves of medals at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament in Mongolia today.

However, the experienced L Sarita Devi (60kg) lost a closely contested quarterfinal bout to Chinese Taipei�s Shih Yu Wu to bow out of the tournament.

Vanhlimpuia, competing in his maiden international tournament, defeated Korea�s Song Myong Su in an unanimous verdict, producing a power-packed performance.

Etash, on the other hand, had to slog it out a bit against China�s Jia Wei Lu before fetching a split verdict in his favour from the judges.

India were earlier assured of four more medals when world and Asian silver-winner Sonia Lather (57kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Himanshu Sharma (49kg) and Ashish (64kg) advanced to the semifinals. � PTI