CWG 2014: Pinki Rani Brings India's First Boxing Medal

Updated: 01 August 2014 20:36 IST

Pinki Rani had made it to the Commonwealth Games after knocking out Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom in the qualifiers held in India.

CWG 2014: Pinki Rani Brings India's First Boxing Medal
Pinki Rani (left) after losing to Michaela Walsh in the women's 48-51 kg semi-final bout . © AFP

Glasgow:

Pinki Jangra brought home India's first boxing medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games though she lost her women's 48-51 kg semi-final bout and had to settle for the bronze at the SECC Hall here on Friday. (Day 8 developments)

The Haryana boxer gave a tough fight to Michaela Walsh but the Northern Ireland woman's height and better reach helped her win all the four rounds of two minutes each.

While Judge A gave both the boxers a total of 38 points from the available 40, Judge B gave Michaela a perfect 40, four more than Pinki. Judge C too ruled in favour of Michaela, awarding her 39 points to Pinki's 37.

Pinki made it to the Commonwealth Games after knocking out Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom in the qualifiers held in India.

L. Sarita Devi, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh will fight in their respective semi-final bouts later in the day.

Topics : Boxing Commonwealth Games 2014
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