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69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament: Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal grab gold; Mary Kom and Seema Poonia settle for silver
Posted on: 26-02-2018 , 03:16:PM | DY365 Bureau

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February 26, 2018: India ended the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament for men and women with a whopping 10 medals - four from men and six from women boxers. In all, the contingent clinched two gold, three silver and six bronze medals.


Boxers Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Amit Panghal (49kg) grabbed gold medals at the tournament whereas M C Mary Kom (48kg) and Seema Poonia ( 81kg) settled with silver.
Vikas defeated world championships bronze-medallist Troy Isley of the USA in the middle-weight (75kg) finals to claim his first medal since the Asian Championships bronze last year in April-May. Besides this he was also declared the best boxer of the event - first for an Indian.
Whereas Amit defeated Morocco's Said Mordaji to fetch the gold medal.
It may be stated that five-time world champion Mary Kom had to be content with a silver medal after she lost to Bulgaria’s Sevda Asenova.
Also settling for silver was Seema Poonia, who went down to Russia’s Anna Ivanova.
Finishing with bronze medals were Meena Kumari Devi (54kg), L Sarita Devi (60kg), Saweety Boora (75kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) and among the men were Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) and Satish Kumar ( 91kg).

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