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India on track to becoming leading boxing nation: BFI president

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Federation of (BFI) on Friday said that the performance at the 21st in where nine boxers will end up with medals is a sign that the country is on track of becoming a leading nation of the world.

Boxers Vikas Krishan, Satish Kumar, Amit Panghal, and entered the finals of their respective categories, while Naman Tanwar, and got bronze medals after losing in the semi-finals on Friday.

The finals will take place on Saturday, with legandary M.also joining Vikas (75kg), Satish (91kg), Amit (49kg), Gaurav (52kg) and Manish (60kg) in the hunt for the gold medals.

"This is India's best performance in the We have never won 9 medals. We have never won more than one gold outside So I am very pleased with what our boxers have achieved. We are on track as we work towards our goal of becoming a leading nation of the world," said in a statement.

"Yes, I am very happy with how our young boxers have performed. Even those who lost put up very good performances. We have a great blend of youth and experience and the future of Indian boxing looks bright," he added.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 21:12 IST