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Saweety strikes gold at Russian boxing tourney

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NEW DELHI, June 12: Saweety Boora was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold, while two others signed off with silver medals in the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia today.

Saweety, who is also a former world championships silver-medallist, prevailed over home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in an unanimous verdict to finish on top in the middleweight (75kg) category. However, in the men�s draw, Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg) lost their respective summit clashes to end with silver medals. While Yadav lost to Russia�s Murad Rabadanov, Kumar was beaten by Sweden�s Alexandr Mvalbale.

Earlier, world youth champion Shashi Chopra (57kg), former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Jangra (51kg) and Pavitra (60kg) had lost their respective semifinal bouts to settle for bronze medals. Among the men, world bronze-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) had finished with a bronze after going down in his semifinal bout. � PTI

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Saweety strikes gold at Russian boxing tourney

NEW DELHI, June 12: Saweety Boora was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold, while two others signed off with silver medals in the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia today.

Saweety, who is also a former world championships silver-medallist, prevailed over home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in an unanimous verdict to finish on top in the middleweight (75kg) category. However, in the men�s draw, Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg) lost their respective summit clashes to end with silver medals. While Yadav lost to Russia�s Murad Rabadanov, Kumar was beaten by Sweden�s Alexandr Mvalbale.

Earlier, world youth champion Shashi Chopra (57kg), former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Jangra (51kg) and Pavitra (60kg) had lost their respective semifinal bouts to settle for bronze medals. Among the men, world bronze-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) had finished with a bronze after going down in his semifinal bout. � PTI