Indians assured of 2 medals at Russian boxing tournament

Updated: 09 July 2009 17:55 IST

Indians were assured of at least two bronze medals at Magomed-Salam Umakhanov Memorial Boxing Championship.

New Delhi:

Indians were assured of at least two bronze medals at Magomed-Salam Umakhanov Memorial Boxing Championship after Amandeep Singh (48kg) and Manpreet Singh (91kg) advanced to the semi-finals of the event in Makhachkala, Russia.

Amandeep defeated local favourite Ginnachmaev V 11:2 in the quarter-finals.

Manpreet knocked out another Russian, Abdullaev Rustam, in the round of eight and booked a place in the semi-finals.

Indians had a reasonably good day in other categories as well with national champion Jasveer Singh (81kg) defeating Iskanderov Khatiz of Azerbaijan 8-2 in his opening bout.

However, Jai Singh Patil (69kg) lost to Armenian Olympian Ambartzumyn Edurd 2-8.

Another national champion Kuldeep Singh lost a close bout to Russian Yron Nikolia 9-12.

Topics : Boxing
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