Suranjoy creates history, wins gold at the President's Cup

Updated: 11 December 2009 11:06 IST

India boxer Suranjoy Singh dumped Europe Two's Nordine Oubaali, a Frenchman who got a walkover in his semifinal bout, on Friday to win gold at President's Cup.

Suranjoy creates history, wins gold at the President's Cup
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New Delhi :

India boxer Suranjoy Singh dumped Nordine Oubaali 8-1 on Friday to win gold at President's Cup.

Suranjoy has created history by becoming the first Indian to win gold at the elite tournament.

His French counterpart had got a walkover in his semifinal bout.

On Thursday, asian champion Suranjoy continued his rampaging form to out-punch Mexico's Baulio Avila and storm into the final of the season-ending boxing tournament.

Earlier, the Indian, who is competing for the Asia One team, beat his rival from the Americas Two team 10-4 in a lopsided bout.

Suranjoy shunned aggression for caution in the opening round and preferred to counter-attack against an aggressive Avila, who is a pan-American Games bronze medallist. The strategy worked well as the Indian took a slender 2-0 lead in the first three minutes.

Last year, Vijender Singh managed Bronze for India.

Topics : Boxing
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