India Open: MC Mary Kom bags gold in 48kg category
MC Mary Kom claimed a gold in the women's competition but Indian men were denied a complete sweep by Cuba and Uzbekistan on the final day of the India Open boxing tournament here yesterday
India's MC Mary Kom (right) lands a punch on Philippine’s Josie Gabuco during the India Open tournament yesterday. Pic/PTI
MC Mary Kom claimed a gold in the women's competition but Indian men were denied a complete sweep by Cuba and Uzbekistan on the final day of the India Open boxing tournament here yesterday. Mary Kom (48kg) beat Filipino Josie Gabuco 4-1. Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) fetch a gold with a 3-2 win over Thailand's Sudaporn Seesondee. Lovlina Borgohain claimed the welterweight (69kg) gold with a win over compatriot Pooja.
Pinki Jangra (51kg) registered a victory over Mongolia's Jargalan Ochirbat. Manisha (54kg) won another gold by beating M Meenakumari. But L Sarita Devi (60kg) settled for a silver medal after losing 2-3 to Finland's Mira Potkenon. In the men's draw, Sanjeet (91kg) picked up India's first gold when he beat Uzbekistan's Sanjar Tursunov 3-2. Manish Kaushik (60kg) didn't have to step inside the ring to collect his gold. Satish Kumar (+91kg), settled for a silver, outwitted by Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov 4-1.
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