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Indian boxers claim 5 gold medals at Asian Games Test event

Press Trust of India  |  Jakarta 

Indian boxers packed a heavy punch at Test event, signing off with five gold, a silver and four bronze medals here today.

Open gold-medallist (60kg) notched up a second successive top finish, continuing his impressive rise to prominence since claiming the national title last year.

Pavitra (60kg) was the lone Indian gold-winner in the women's draw, while three-time King's Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg), Shaikh (52kg) and Ashish (64kg) finished with the along with Manish.

Pavitra opened the proceedings for and defeated Thai Nilawan Techasuep 5-0 to start the gold rush.

K Shyam Kumar was the next man in and got the better of in a split verdict of 4-1 to claim the top honours. The win came about despite a warning the Indian received for his tactics.

defeated Filipino Rogen Ladon 5-0, while Manish defeated Japan's Rentaro Kimura to claim a gold each in their respective categories.

Ashish also claimed a gold by out-punching local favourite Sugar Rey Ocana in a lop-sided contest.

(57kg), also a bronze-medallist at last month's Open, lost 0-5 to Thailand's Ratchadaporn Saoto to settle for a silver medal.

Signing off with bronze medals were (56kg), (51kg), Pawan Kumar (69kg) and (75kg) after losing their semifinal bouts yesterday.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 16:20 IST