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Amit Panghal, Varinder Singh advance to semis as India’s assured medal haul swells to 14-Sports News , Happy Easterday

Amit Panghal, Varinder Singh advance to semis as India’s assured medal haul swells to 14-Sports activities Information , Pleased Easterday

Panghal secured a second successive medal after overcoming a stiff problem from Mongolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh within the last-eight stage, whereas Varinder defeated Filipino Jere Samuel Dela Cruz 5-0.

Amit Panghal in motion throughout his Asian Boxing Championships quarter-final bout in opposition to Mongolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh. BFI

Dubai: Defending champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and debutant Varinder Singh (60kg) superior to the semi-finals as India’s assured medal tally went as much as an unprecedented 14 within the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Wednesday.

Panghal secured a second successive medal after overcoming a stiff problem from Mongolia’s Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh within the last-eight stage, whereas Varinder defeated Filipino Jere Samuel Dela Cruz 5-0.

India’s earlier finest medal haul was 13 that was achieved in 2019.

The World Championship silver-winning Panghal, who’s certain for Tokyo Olympics, received 3-2 in a high-octane contest wherein he overcame a sluggish begin and used his mixture punches to telling impact within the final two rounds.

After being considerably bested within the opening three minutes, the top-seeded military man’s trademark tempo got here to fore within the second spherical as he cleverly dodged his rival’s aggressive makes an attempt at connecting.

The Mongolian produced some effective physique punches to unsettle Panghal however took fairly a couple of hits on the counter-attack.

Panghal will sq. off in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov. He had overwhelmed Bibossinov within the 2019 World Championship finals.

Nationwide champion Varinder scored on counter-attacks in opposition to the swift-moving Dela Cruz to safe a medal on debut on the occasion.

Late on Tuesday night time, Sanjeet (91kg), Sakshi (54kg), Jaismine (57kg) and the Olympic-bound Simranjit Kaur (60kg) joined Shiva Thapa (64kg) within the final 4 stage following wins of their quarter-final bouts.

They added to the seven medals, together with that of six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), that have been assured on the day of attracts.

India Open gold-winner Sanjeet defeated Jasur Qurbonov of Tajikistan 5-0 to enter the semi-finals within the males’s draw together with Thapa.

His subsequent opponent is final version’s silver-medallist Sanjar Tursunov of Uzbekistan who has been seeded third this yr.

Asian Boxing Championships Amit Panghal Varinder Singh advance to semis as Indias assured medal haul swells to 14

Simranjit Kaur poses with coaches after confirming her medal within the Asian Boxing Championships. BFI

Within the ladies’s competitors, Sakshi (54kg) obtained the higher of Tajikistan’s Ruhafzo Haqazarova 5-0 to arrange a conflict in opposition to prime seed Dina Zholaman of Kazakhstan.

Jaismine edged previous Oyuntsetseg Yesugen of Mongolia 4-1 and can now sq. off in opposition to Vladislava Kukhta of Kazakhstan.

Simranjit, who lately recovered from COVID-19 , defeated Raykhona Kodirova of Uzbekistan 4-1. Her subsequent opponent can be a Kazakh in Rimma Volossenko.

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Updated: May 26, 2021 — 10:07 pm

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