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Two Indians enter final, Gaurav settles for bronze in Russian boxing tourney

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two Indian boxers advanced to the finals but (56kg) settled for a bronze medal after going down in the last-four stage of the Umakhanov in Kaspiysk, today.

World Championships bronze-medalist lost to Kazakhstan's Siroshiddin Abdullayev in a split 2-3 decision, rounding off a fine campaign in his comeback tournament after being out due to a back

Advancing to the final were Brijesh Yadav (81kg) and Virender Kumar (91kg).

While Yadav out-punched local favourite Abdulla Nazhmudinov, Kumar got the better of Azerbaijan's Gulguseyn Agazade to make the summit clashes scheduled for tomorrow.

Among the Indian women, only Saweety Boora (75kg) has made the final.

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

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 20:10 IST