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Sachin to be rewarded for Youth World boxing gold

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Rising boxer Sachin Singh will be given a award of Rs. 1 lakh for notching up an impressive victory in the finals of in St. Petersburg, by Boxing Federation of (BFI) President Singh, it was announced on Saturday.

Singh had communicated that the winners of the youth meet would be rewarded for their performance on the international stage.

Sachin (46-49 kg), an Asian Youth Championships quarter-finalist and the reigning junior champion, faced Cuba's reigning national champion Jorge Grinan in the final to clinch the gold by 5:0 by an unanimous decision.

Sachin, 16, brings back victory to after a long gap of six years. Vikas Krishnan was the last pugilist to have bagged a gold in the 2010 edition.

Representing in men's heavyweight 91 kg category was Naman Tanwar, who returns home with a bronze after he lost in the semi-finals against Pero of Cuba. Narman will be given a prize of Rs. 25,000 by BFI.



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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 19:34 IST