Ashish Kumar clinches gold as India grabs eight medals in Thailand

Updated: Jul 29, 2019, 09:42 IST | PTI |

India finished with a gold, four silver and three bronze

Representation Picture
Representation Picture

New Delhi: Asian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar on Saturday bagged his first international gold, even as Indian boxers finished their campaign with a rich haul of eight medals at Thailand Open International boxing tournament in Bangkok.

India finished with a gold, four silver and three bronze.

The Indian contingent's performance was commendable considering some of the world's best boxers from 37 countries had participated in the tournament.

On the final day, the Indians who had to settle for the silver were former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49kg), GeeBee Boxing silver medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg), and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81kg).

Ashish (75kg) was in impeccable form and outpunched Korea's Kim Jinjae 5-0 for the biggest medal of his career, just two months after claiming a silver in the India Open.

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