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Asian Games Test Event: Indian pugilists win five gold medals

ANI  |  Jakarta [Indonesia] 

Indian pugilists testing their water for the upcoming in August proved their worth and emerged with a massive tally of ten medals, including five gold, one silver and four bronze medals at the Test Event, here in on Thursday.

Even though seven of the ten participating Indian pugilists were guaranteed bronze medals at the start of the tournament, three Indian boxers displayed ruthlessness as they romped past their opponents in dominating fashion to clinch the gold.

in the 52-kg category, of the 60-kg category and Pavitra of the women's 60-kg category fought their way to gold even after they were guaranteed a bronze without even throwing a punch.

Pavitra won 5-0 against Nilawan Techasuep of Thailand, Shyam Kumar defeated local lad 4-1, while also defeated his Philippine's pugilist 5-0.

India's greatest find in the Youth World Championships has been Shakshi who yet again displayed her dominance in the ring but couldn't manage to get past her final opponent and settled for silver.

Etias Kha (56kg-bronze, (75-kg, Pawan Kumar (69kg) and Ritu (51-kg) had to settle for bronze after losing out in their respective semifinal bouts.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:45 IST