World Boxing Championships 2019 Semi Finals, Highlights: Manju Rani In Finals, Jamuna Boro, Lovlina Borgohain Get Bronze
Boxing Highlights: Manju Rani advanced to the finals, while Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain had to content with the bronze medal after they lost their semifinal bouts.
Manju Rani scripted history on Saturday as she became the first Indian woman boxer in 18 years to enter the finals of Women's World Boxing Championship in her maiden appearance. Manju Rani stormed to the finals of the World Boxing Championships in Russia with a win 4-1 win over her Thai opponent Chuthamat Raksat. Other than Manju, none of the three Indian pugilists, including legendary Mary Kom, could advance to the gold-medal match. M C Mary Kom lost her semi-final bout against Turkey's Busenaz Cakiroglu and took home the bronze medal. Like Mary Kom, debutante Jamuna Boro had to content with a bronze medal after she lost to Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei in 54kg semifinal. Boro started the match cautiously and played mostly on the backfoot. In the next round, her Chinese Taipei opponent Huang Hsiao-Wen used her experience and clinched the bout with an unanimous 5:0 verdict. Lovlina Borgohain, the final Indian in action, gave really tough fight to her Chinese opponent Yang Liu in the 69kg semifinal but went down fighting. She lost the bout by a split 2-3 verdict.
Women's World Boxing Championships Semi finals Highlights straight from Ulan-Ude, Russia
- 17:26 (IST)Final round ends... Lovlina takes home bronzeLovlina took more chances in the final round but the Chinese boxer made full use of her vulnerability and clinched the match by a split 3-2 verdict.
. #LovlinaBorgohain settles for a bronze medal while she was defeated by China's Yang Liu in the 69kg category in a split decision of 2:3 to end her campaign at the #AIBAWorldBoxingChampionship. This is her consecutive medal. Congratulation Girl! #PunchMeinHiaDum#Boxing pic.twitter.com/qrtCdARywY— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 12, 2019
- 16:58 (IST)Lovlina is last Indian boxer in action!The last Indian boxer in the fray is Lovlina Borgohain. The third-seed Indian will take on China's Yang Liu in the 69 kg semifinal. Before her two of the Indian boxers Mary Kom and Jamuna Boro had to content with the bronze medal after they lost their respective semifinal bout. The good news came when Manju Rani scripted hostiyr as she became the first Indian woman to reach the final in her first World Championships.
- 16:21 (IST)The final round ends! Jamuna Boro loses 0-5!The Chinese Taipei boxer looked more solid in this round as she played with an open guard. The result is out and she enters the final with an unanimous 5-0 verdict. Jamuna Boro had to content with the bronze medal in her debut World Championships.
Fine run for @Jamunaboro1 comes to an end as she goes down 0-5 in the SF to win a Bronze Medal on debut at the #AIBAWorldBoxingChampionship 2019 edition.— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 12, 2019
This is just the beginning. Keep working hard and medals will keep coming your way. #PunchMeinHiaDum#Boxing pic.twitter.com/hlPtJiGXSF
- 15:47 (IST)End of Round 3And Manju Rani emerges 4:1 winner! She is through to the final! With this win, she has scripted history as she became the first Indian woman boxer in 18 years to reach the final of World Boxing Championships on her debut.
Manju scripts HISTORY!— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) October 12, 2019
First women boxer after 18 years to reach the finals of #AIBAWorldBoxingChampionship on debut. @MangteC in 2001 had reached the finals.
Defeated WC medallist Chuthamat Raksat to seal her berth in the 48kg. #PunchMeinHiaDum#GoforGold pic.twitter.com/86eREkMAtt