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6 Indian boxers in final of Asian Games Test event

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

Six Indian boxers, including youth world champion Chopra (57kg), advanced to the finals while four others settled for bronze medals to round off a reasonably good day at Test event here.

and Pavitra (60kg) advanced to the summit stage in the women's draw.

Among the men, Open gold-medallist (60kg), three-time King's Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg), Shaikh (52kg) and Ashish (64kg) entered the finals.

defeated Filipino in a split 4-1 decision in her semifinal bout. Awaiting her in the final tomorrow is Thailand's Ratchadaporn Saoto.

Pavitra, on the other hand, defeated South Korean Hwang Hyejung 5-0. She will also face a Thai in Nilawan Techasuep.

In the men's event, Manish, who is also a reigning national champion, sailed past Chinese Taipei's Lai Chu-Yen in a 5-0 triumph. He will square off against Japan's Rentaro Kimura in the gold medal bout.

Shyam Kumar (49kg) advanced to the final after getting a walkover from his Malaysian opponent He will square off against Indonesian

Anwar had to toil hard for a 3-2 win over Japan's and he will take on local favourite Rogen Ladon in the summit clash.

Ashish, in contrast, got the better of Indonesia's Libertus Gha with a unanimous verdict. Up next for him is Filipino Sugar Rey Ocana.

Signing off with bronze medals were (56kg), (51kg), Pawan Kumar (69kg) and (75kg).

Etash went down 0-5 to of Thailand, while Ritu lost 2-3 to Thanthip Wannaphrom of


Later, Pawan was beaten in a 2-3 verdict by Thailand's Saylom Ardee, while Ashish bowed out with a 0-5 loss to Chinese Taipei's Kan Chia-Wei.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 17:55 IST
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