Kolkata: Pooja Rani awarded the gold medal for India’s campaign defending her title after knocking out in-form Mavluda Movlonova at the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships when Indian women won their gold, three silver and six bronze medals in Dubai on Sunday. ended. Veteran Mary Kom (51 kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64 kg) and Anupama (+ 81 kg) won silver medals after narrow defeats in their respective finals. Simranjit Kaur (60 kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69 kg), Jaismine (57 kg), Sakshi Chaudhary (54 kg), Monika (48 kg) and Saweety (81 kg) are among the Indian women pugilists who previously secured bronze with semi-finals. . The pugilis Pooja Rani (75 kg) in the Olympic Games in Tokyo was against a strong Boxer in Uzbekistan, who beat the medal match of the Olympic Games in London in the last four. The tall Indian attacks relentlessly and leaves the Uzbek boxer no chance to fight back until he achieves a comprehensive 5-0 victory and wins her second consecutive gold medal. It is also Pooja’s fourth medal at the championships after gold in 2019, silver in 2012 and a bronze in 2015.
Earlier, Mary Kom, Lalbuatsaihi ended their campaigns with silver medals after fighting in their respective semi-finals. While Mary Kom lost to two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay 2-3, Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) gave her all in another gold medal, but failed to overtake Milana Safronova of Kazakhstan -3 defeat to win silver medal in her debut appearance. In the 51 kg clash with a high octane, both Mary Kom and her Kazakh opponent started the fight with aggressive mindset and soon exchanged powerful blows to upset each other. The five-time Asian Championship gold medalist Mary Kom used all her experience against Kayzaibay and made her work hard, but it was not enough, as the later tilted match successfully tilted in her favor and with a narrow 29-28 champion became. , 28-29, 30-27, 29-28, 28-29 points list. This is the second silver for Mary Kom at the Asian Championships who has previously won titles on five occasions – 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012 and 2017, besides silver in 2008. Later, another Indian boxer Anupama (+81) also finished silver when she lost 2-3 in another nail-biting final to Lazzat Kungeibayeva of Kazakhstan.