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Sanjeet wins Rio Olympics in final
Sanjeet won the gold medal in the 91 kg weight of the Asian Boxing Championship. This is India’s second gold medal of this tournament. Earlier, among the girls, Pooja Rani won the gold medal while defending her title in the 75 kg weight. On the other hand, Amit Panghal and Shiv Thapa had to be satisfied with the silver medal. India has won 15 medals in this championship, which is the highest ever. Earlier in 2019, India had won 13 medals in the Asian Championships held in Bangkok.
Women won the most medals
The medals won by India include 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 8 Bronze medals. The highest number of 10 medals were won by women boxers. These include 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze Medals. Whereas men got 5 medals, including one gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal.
Sanjeet defeated Rio Olympic medalist in the final
Sanjeet beat Rio Olympic silver medalist Vasily Levit of Kazakhstan 4-1 in the final. Levitt came to the ring for his fourth gold medal in this tournament.
Amit and Shiva Thapa suffered defeat
Amit Panghal, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the 52 kg weight, lost to Rio Olympic gold medalist and defending world champion Joerov Shakhobidin of Uzbekistan. Shakhobidin defeated Panghal 3-2. The Boxing Federation of India lodged an objection to the second round of the match between Amit and Shakhobidin, but it was rejected by the jury commission. Panghal’s third medal in the tournament. Prior to this, he has won medals in 2019 and 2017. He won the gold medal in the 2019 Asian Championships held in Bangkok, while the bronze medal was won at the 2017 Asian Championships in Tashkent.
In the 64 kg weight, Shiv Thapa lost the final. He was defeated 3-2 by Batarsukh Chinzorig of Mongolia, the silver medalist of the Asian Games. This is Thapa’s fifth consecutive medal in the Asian Championship. Thapa won Gold in 2013. After this, he was successful in winning the bronze medal in Bangkok in 2015. Similarly, Thapa won silver medal in 2015 and bronze medal in Bangkok in 2019.
Amit Panghal won the third medal in the tournament. Earlier, he has won medals in 2019 and 2017.
Prize money has been increased
The special thing about this year is that there has been a huge increase in the prize money of the championship. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has allocated prize money of US$ 4,00,000 for this championship. The gold medal winners in the men’s and women’s categories are being awarded USD 10,000, while the silver and bronze medal winners are being awarded USD 5,000 and USD 2,500 respectively.
Apart from India, 17 countries are participating
150 boxers from 17 countries including India, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Philippines and Kazakhstan participated in the Asian Boxing Championship being held in Dubai.