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Elorda Cup: Gold for boxers Nikhat, Minakshi

Updated on: 19 May,2024 08:16 AM IST  |  Astana (Kazakhstan)
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Besides Nikhat and Minakshi’s gold medals, Indian boxers won two silver and eight bronze to better their last edition’s record of five medals

Elorda Cup: Gold for boxers Nikhat, Minakshi

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Reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen and Minakshi clinched a gold each as the Indian team concluded their Elorda Cup campaign with a best-ever tally of a whopping 12 medals here on Saturday.


Besides Nikhat and Minakshi’s gold medals, Indian boxers won two silver and eight bronze to better their last edition’s record of five medals.


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Nikhat (52kg) continued her dominance as she outclassed Zhazira Urakbayeva of Kazakhstan with an unanimous 5-0 scoreline. 

Minakshi started the day for India with a bang when she defeated Uzbekistan’s Rahmonova Saidahon 4-1 in the women’s 48kg final to give India their first gold medal of the competition.

Meanwhile, Anamika (50kg) and Manisha (60kg) suffered losses in the final to end their campaigns with silver medals.

Anamika fought valiantly but conceded a 1-4 loss against reigning world and Asian champion China’s Wu Yu while Manisha faced a 0-5 defeat to Kazakhstan’s Viktoriya Grafeeva.

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