Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament: Deepak Kumar can also be a 2019 India Open gold medalist.© AFP
Asian silver-medallist Deepak Kumar (52kg) superior to the quarterfinals with a facile win as Indian boxers bought off to a combined begin on the 72nd Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Deepak, additionally a 2019 India Open gold-medallist, defeated Kazakhstan’s Olzhas Bainiyazov 5-Zero in his opening bout to make the last-eight stage. Other winners on Monday included Naveen Kumar (91kg) amongst males and Jyoti (51kg) within the ladies’s draw. While Naveen defeated American Darius Fulghum in an in depth combat that ended 3-2 in his favour, Jyoti bought the higher of Ukraine’s Tetiana Kob 4-1.
However, Shashi Chopra (60kg), Lalita (69kg) and Sakshi (57kg) misplaced their opening bouts to bow out of the competitors.
Shashi was crushed 0-5 by Brazil’s Beatriz Ferreira. Lalita, alternatively, misplaced to Uzbekistan’s Navabakhor Khamidova by an identical margin. Sakshi went down in a cut up 1-Four verdict to American Andrea Medina.
In the boys’s competitors, Naveen Boora (69kg) and Ankit Khatana (75kg) have gotten byes into the pre-quarterfinals of the event.
The event options boxers from 30 nations, together with France, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, United States of America and Uzbekistan. India has despatched a 12-member crew for the celebrated occasion — seven males and 5 ladies.
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