Amit to spearhead India's challenge

Updated: Jul 18, 2019, 10:10 IST | PTI |

Manish claimed the newly-created 63kg category spot in the team ahead Shiva in the national trials

Amit Pangal
Amit Pangal

New Delhi: Amit Panghal (right) rode on his Asian Championships gold to get a direct entry, while Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish Kaushik edged past Shiva Thapa in India’s eight-strong squad for the World Boxing Championships in September.

Manish claimed the newly-created 63kg category spot in the team ahead Shiva in the national trials for the big event to be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia from 7-21 September. Amit (52kg) was given a place in the squad for winning a gold at the Asian Championships — the original criterion for selection.

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