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India assured of 10 boxing medals

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Jakarta : India were assured of a staggering 10 boxing medals at the Asian Games Test event here after three fought their way into the semi-finals while seven others got byes into the last-four stage.

World youth champion Shashi Chopra (57kg), three-time King’s Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg) and Asian youth silver-medallist Ashish (64kg) advanced after contrasting wins.

Moving ahead with first-round byes were India Open gold-medallist Manish Kaushik (60kg), Ritu Grewal (51kg), Pavitra (60kg), Salman Shaikh Anwar (52kg), Etash Khan (56kg), Pawan Kumar (69kg), and Ashish Kumar (75kg).


Shashi notched up a comprehensive 5-0 triumph over Singapore’s Nur Sabrina Binte, while Shyam Kumar clinched a close 3-2 triumph over Thailand’s Samak Saehan.Ashish defeated Japan’s Daisuke Narimatsu, a 5-0 verdict.

 The event will have a rest day tomorrow before the semi-finals take place on February 14.