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Gaurav Bidhuri enters final of Russian boxing tourney

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

bronze-medallist (56kg) continued a fine comeback from as he advanced to the semifinal of the Umakhanov Memorial boxing tournament in Kaspiysk, today.

defeated Russia's Magomed Shakhbanov to enter the final.

had been out of action ever since his bronze medal at the Hamburg in September last year owing to a nagging back

However, the other Indian male boxer, (64kg), lost his quarterfinal bout to local favourite Ramazan Daudi to bow out of medal contention.

Among the women, Saweety (75kg) was the lone Indian to make the final after she defeated Russian Kyubov Yusupova.

However, world youth champion Shahsi Chopra (57kg), former bronze-medallist Pinki Jangra (51kg) and Pavitra (60kg) lost their respective bouts to settle for bronze medals.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:30 IST