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Given quick passport, Indian boxer delivers on Sushma Swaraj's medal demand

What made Tomar's achievement stand out was the circumstances leading up to her participation in the tournament

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

No less than the Swaraj had demanded a medal from her and Indian delivered on it, claiming a silver at the Valeria Demyanova Memorial International Tournament in

The 15-year-old, who competes in the 54kg category, was among the seven medallists, four of them gold, at the tournament which concluded in the Ukrainian city of today. Indian boxers claimed four gold, three silver and a bronze medal in all.

What made Tomar's achievement stand out was the circumstances leading up to her participation in the tournament.

Tomar's passport had not come through at the time of her selection for the tournament and a picture of her application seeking assistance from the to expedite the process had been posted by a user.

Swaraj, while intervening in the matter, had asked Tomar, a bronze-winner from the junior national championships, to bring back a medal for the country. And the youngster did just that at the tournament.

(60kg), Mitika Gunele (66kg), (70kg) and Komal (80kg) picked up gold medals at the event.

The other silver-medallists were Sanjeeta (48kg) and Lipakshi (+81kg). The lone bronze-medallist for at the event was Mounika Baggu (63kg).

First Published: Sat, December 16 2017. 19:25 IST
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