Vijender gets silver at Champion of Champions in China

Updated: 03 February 2010 08:23 IST

Olympic hero Vijender Singh broke the bronze jinx and fetched one of India's two silver medals at the two-day Champion of Champions invitational boxing tourname

Guangzhou:

Olympic hero Vijender Singh broke the bronze jinx and fetched one of India's two silver medals at the two-day Champion of Champions invitational boxing tournament in Guangzhou, China.

The 24-year-old Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist, who was bestowed the Khel Ratna award last year, lost 0-6 to China's Zhang Jin Ting in the in the middle weight (75kg) category final.

The other silver medal for India came through Olympian Dinesh Kumar, who settled for silver in 81kg after losing 2-10 to Chinese Meng Fan Long.

This was Vijender's second career loss to Zhang. The last time he got something better then a bronze at an international tourney was in the 2007 Asian Championships in Mongolia where he had clinched a silver medal.

"I am a bit disappointed that I lost to him again," he concluded.

Topics : Boxing
Related Articles
Two for Joy: India To Host Men's, Women's World Boxing Championships
Two for Joy: India To Host Men's, Women's World Boxing Championships
Mary Kom Denies Deriding Remarks Against Fellow Boxers
Mary Kom Denies Deriding Remarks Against Fellow Boxers
Gaurav Bidhuri 8th Indian Boxer To Qualify For World Championships
Gaurav Bidhuri 8th Indian Boxer To Qualify For World Championships
Show Comments
Advertisement