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Saweety strikes gold at Russian boxing tourney

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Saweety Boora was the lone Indian to clinch a gold, while two others signed off with silver medals in the Umakhanov in Kaspiysk, today.

Saweety, who is also a former world championships silver-medallist, prevailed over home favourite in a unanimous verdict to finish on top in the middleweight (75kg) category.

However, in the men's draw, Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg) lost their respective summit clashes to end with silver medals.

While Yadav lost to Russia's Murad Rabadanov, Kumar was beaten by Sweden's Alexandr Mvalbale.

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

Among the men, world bronze-medallist (56kg) had finished with a bronze after going down in his semifinal bout.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 18:35 IST