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Pooja Rani strikes gold as veteran boxer MC Mary Kom, two others sign off with silver-Sports News , Happy Easterday

Pooja Rani strikes gold as veteran boxer MC Mary Kom, two others log off with silver-Sports activities Information , Pleased Easterday

The Olympic-bound Pooja (75 kg), who was competing in her first bout of the match after getting a bye and a walkover earlier, dismantled Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan with a medical efficiency.

Pooja Rani outpunched Uzbekistan’s Mavluda Movlonova to win her second successive Asian Championships gold. BFI

Dubai: Defending champion Pooja Rani (75kg) was the lone Indian lady boxer to strike gold on the Asian Championships whereas three others, together with six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), signed off with silver medals in Dubai on Sunday.

The Olympic-bound Pooja (75 kg), who was competing in her first bout of the match after getting a bye and a walkover earlier, dismantled Mavluda Movlonova of Uzbekistan with a medical efficiency.

She additionally earned $10,000 for her marvellous one-bout present during which Movlonova was merely out of types, unable to maintain tempo with the Indian’s depth.

Nevertheless, six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg), and match debutants Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (81+kg) ended with second place finishes.

All three misplaced tightly-contested bouts and fetched themselves a prize cash of $5,000 together with the silver medals.

The Olympic-bound Mary Kom went down in a break up 2-3 verdict to Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan.

It was the Manipuri celebrity’s seventh medal within the match, the primary being a gold that got here manner again within the 2003 version. Her match report now stands at 5 gold and two silver medals.

Lalbuatsaihi misplaced 2-3 as properly however after giving her Kazakh rival Milana Safronova a combat to recollect.

Lalbuatsaihi got here into the Indian workforce as a late alternative for the seasoned Pwilao Basumatary, whose passport had expired. The Mizo boxer exhausted her rival along with her counter-attacks however misplaced momentum within the remaining spherical to finish second greatest.

Anupama was the final to take the ring in opposition to former world champion Lazzat Kungeibayeva of Kazakhstan.

She managed to carry her personal in a bout marred by extreme holding and clinching, but it surely was Kungeibayeva, who linked higher for a 3-2 win.

Earlier, up in opposition to an opponent 11 years youthful to her, the 38-year-old Mary Kom made a formidable begin and clinched the opening spherical comfortably by counting on her sharp counter-attacks.

The tempo picked up within the second spherical and each the boxers confirmed aggressive intent. The Kazakh drew degree at this level along with her jabs touchdown completely.

Mary Kom fought again within the remaining three minutes however that was not sufficient to get the judges’ nod.

Asian Boxing Championships Pooja Rani strikes gold as veteran boxer MC Mary Kom two others sign off with silver

That is the seventh Asian Championships medal for Mary Kom. Picture courtesy: Twitter/@BFI_official

Kyzaibay is a two-time world champion and a six-time nationwide champion. All gold-winners bought prize cash of $10,000 every.

On Monday, Amit Panghal (52kg), Shiva Thapa (64kg) and Sanjeet (91kg) will combat it out within the males’s finals.

Panghal will sq. off in opposition to reigning Olympic and world champion Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan. It will likely be a repeat of the 2019 world championship remaining during which the Indian had misplaced to accept silver.

Thapa will probably be up in opposition to Mongolia’s Baatarsukh Chinzorig, who’s the Asian Video games silver-medallist.

Sanjeet will tackle Kazakh legend Vassiliy Levit, who’s chasing his fourth gold on the continental showpiece.

Eight different Indians — the Olympic-bound trio of Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), and Jaismine (57kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (64kg), Monika (48kg), Saweety (81kg) and Varinder Singh (60kg) — secured bronze medals after semi-final losses.

In addition they bought a prize cash of $2,500 every for his or her third-place finishes.

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Updated: May 30, 2021 — 9:49 pm

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