GB Boxing: Kavinder Singh Bisht Won gold, India Bags 4 silver medals


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Indian Boxer Kavinder Singh Bisht won gold for the nation in 58 kg category, while Shiv Thapa and three others won the silver medal in the 38th GB boxing tournament in Helsinki, Finland, in a glorious way. In addition to the three-time Asian medalist Thapa (60kg), young Govind Sahni (49kg), Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Mohammad Hasmuddin (56kg) and Dinesh Dagar (69kg) bagged the silver medals.

Bisht and Hussamuddin were in front of the 56kg class finals between the Indians. Both the boxers are from the Sports Control Board (SSCB) and both are familiar with each other’s techniques. But Bisht succeeded in achieving the victory.

Bisht, who made the quarterfinals of the World Championship in the flyweight category, is the first international gold medal after coming to Bantamweight. Sahni launched a strong start against Thailand’s Thitishan Panmod He won the first round But in the next two rounds, Panamod got judges scores, which helped him to win by 3-2.

Prior to the world championship, bronze medal winner Assam’s Thapa got a 1-4 defeat from local contender Arslan Khandwe. Last year, the silver medalist of India Open, Dagar, had an eye injury in the semi-finals, which made his eyes swollen. Commonwealth Games gold medalist Pat Macromack of England was quite aggressive, with the referee counting the results in the third round and counting the results a few seconds ago.

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