Devendro wins bronze medal; India bags four medals in Asian Men’s Boxing Championships 2015

Devendro wins bronze medal; India bags four medals in Asian Men’s Boxing Championships 2015

The 28th Asian Men’s Amateur Boxing Championship which was organised in Bangkok, Thailand from August 26, 2015 to September 5, 2015 ended with India finishing sixth on the medal table with 4 medals (1 Silver, 3 Bronze). Kazakhstan won the championship title with 7 medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze), followed by Uzbekistan with 8 medals (2 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze) and Thailand with 2 gold medals. 188 boxers from 28 nations participated in the elite Asian championship.

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This time India could not win any gold medal. Vikas Krishan Yadav was the lone silver medallist in the championship and other boxers won bronze medals.

Indian team was represented by 10 boxers. The boxers were : L Devendro Singh (49kg), Madan Lal (52kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg), Vikas Krisan (75kg), Kuldeep Singh (81kg), Manpreet Singh (91kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg). Shiva Thapa who the lone gold medal for India in the last edition could not repeat his achievement. The Commonwelath Games 2014 silver medallist Laishram Devendor too had to settle for bronze medal. He won a silver medal in the Asian Boxing Championship 2013, Amman, Jordan.

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A happy news is that four medalists L Devendro (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Vikas Krisan (75kg), Satish Kumar (+91kg) and quarter finalists Madan Lal (52kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) have qualified for World Boxing Championships 2015. Madan Lal and Manoj Kumar were declared qualified for the world championships after the Uzbek boxers who beat them in the quarter-finals — Shakhobidin Zoirov and Fazliddin Gaibnazarov respectively advanced to the final. World Boxing Championships 2015 will serve as the first qualifier for 2016 Rio Olympics.

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