Manish Kaushik strikes gold at Boxam International


Olympic-bound Indian boxer Manish Kaushik (63kg) struck gold in his first aggressive outing in a 12 months whilst 5 others signed off with silver medals within the thirty fifth Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain.

Manish defeated Denmark’s Nikolai Terteryan in a cut up resolution

However, 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 optimistic COVID-19 case. The causes for the Indian’s pullout weren’t instantly not identified.

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

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

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

“Because of local government regulations, she could not compete,” Indian ladies’s boxing’s excessive efficiency director Rafaelle Bergamasco advised PTI from Castellon after preliminary info of an harm trickled in.

Pooja, however, misplaced 0-5 to a different American Melissa Graham.

The Indian ladies boxers thus ended their marketing campaign with three silver and one bronze medal. Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) had ended with a bronze after a semifinal loss.

Debutant Jasmine (57kg) additionally ended with a silver after taking place to European champion Irma Testa of Italy.

Asian champion Pooja fought exhausting however didn’t join as a lot as she tried towards the decidedly quicker Graham, who dominated together with her spectacular counter-attacks.

The spirited Jasmine additionally gave it her all however Testa’s tactical superiority shone by means of.

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.

Later on Saturday night time, Ashish Kumar (75kg), Sumit Sangwan (81kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) will compete within the males’s finals.

Of these, Ashish and Satish are certain for Tokyo Olympics




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