With two golds and a silver, India ends brilliant campaign at Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo

News Bharati    31-Oct-2019
Tokyo, October 31: India today ended its brilliant campaign at the Olympic Test Event for Boxing in Tokyo with two precious golds and a silver. Indian pugilists Shiva Thapa and Pooja Rani clinched gold while Ashish settled for a silver. 

Four-time Asian medallist Thapa outpunched Kazakhstan's national champion and Asian bronze-winner Sanatali Toltayev 5-0 to claim the top honours in 63 kilogram category. Former Asian Games bronze-medallist Pooja Rani edged past Australia's Caitlin Parker in 75 kilogram category to ensure that the Indian women's contingent also had a gold in its kitty. In 69 kilogram category, Ashish, however, lost to Japan's Sewon Okazawa to sign off with a silver medal.
Earlier, former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51 kg), Simranjeet Kaur (60 kg) along with Asian silver-medallist Sumit Sangwan (91 kg) and Vahlimpuia (75 kg), in the men's draw, lost their respective semifinal bouts to end with bronze medals yesterday.