Commonwealth Games 2014: Pinki Rani, L Sarita Devi Reach Boxing Semis

Pinki Rani registered a dominating 4:0 win over Papua New Guinea's Jacquiline Wangi in the women's 48-51 kg quarters, while L Sarita Devi defeated Welsh Charlene Jones 57-60 kg category.

Updated: July 31, 2014 00:07 IST
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India's Pinki Rani is declared winner against Papua New Guinea's Jacquoline Wangi


Glasgow: Female Indian boxers Pinki Rani and L. Sarita Devi reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. (Day 7 Blog | Results | Medals)

However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as he lost the men's 91 kg quarter-final bout to local pugilist Stephen Lavelle. The judges found the Scot to be better than the Indian in all three rounds to win with the scoreline reading 29:28, 30:27 and 30:27. (Also Read: Bajrang Gets Silver | Lalita Misses Out Gold)

Pinki started the proceedings with a dominating 4:0 win over Papua New Guinea's Jacquiline Wangi in the women's 48-51 kg quarterfinal. She will now face Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh in the semis Friday.

Sarita followed it up with a win in the women's 57-60 kg quarterfinal over Welsh Charlene Jones. Though the Welsh girl won the first round on points, Sarita came back well to win the next three rounds of two minutes each to clinch the contest 3:1. (Read: Satyawart Settles for Silver)

The Indian will play her last four bout on Friday against Mozambique's Maria Machongua.

The losing semifinalists in the discipline are assured of a bronze medal as the winners proceed to the gold medal final match. (Boxer Mandeep Jangra Advances to 69kg Semifinals)

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