New Delhi: Pavitra (57kg) and Sonam Yadav (75kg) assured themselves of medals with contrasting wins in the quarterfinals on a mixed day for the Indians in the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Pavitra defeated Filipino Nesthy Petesio 5-4, while Sonam got the better of Mongolia’s Unbran Zrdensyol 5-0 to enter the semifinals of the event.
However, it was curtains for Meena Rani (64kg), who lost 6-13 to Korea’s Pak Kyong Ok.
Pavitra, who won a silver in the previous edition of the event in Guwahati, was the first to take the ring and was locked 1-1 against her rival in the first round.
India has sent an 11-strong team, including four-time world champion M. C. Mary Kom, for the competition where 16 countries are participating.