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Indian women boxers shine at Turkish event

IANS  |  Istanbul 

Indian women pugilists put up a stellar display at the 32nd tournament here, sweeping seven medals in as many categories, including three golds, two silver and two bronze.

While won the gold and the junior women boxers created history winning 13 medals in Poland, the Indians once again established themselves as a powerhouse with a splendid medal haul.

Monika, Bhagyabati Kachari and confirmed the yellow metal, while and settled for silver.

In the first final of the afternoon, Monika got the better of Turkish pugilist in the 48 kg category, securing a unanimous 5-0 win.

Following it up in the 81kg category was 2012 Asian Championship bronze medalist who not only put up a dominant display but exhibited technical precision and finesse to secure the gold, forcing to a 0:5 submission. Following her sublime display, she also received the award for the most

Pinki Rani, however, suffered an unfortunate result, being downed by yet another Turkish opponent, Busenaz Cakiroglu, in a 1-4 verdict and had to settle for a silver. too suffered a similar fate in the 54 kg category against Romania's One of the most enthralling bouts on the final day, Meena lost by a narrow margin with a split 2-3 decision.

Capping off the tournament in style, showed strong character to win the gold in the 64kg category. Dubbed as an underdog ahead of the bout, she beat the odds and looked on top of her game, eclipsing past Turkey's Sema Caliskan in a unanimous 5-0 decision to secure the third gold for

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:34 IST
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