Two medals assured in Asian Women’s Boxing C’ship


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.

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