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India shines with four gold medals at the Doha International boxing tournament

Amlan Das
2.13K   //    24 May 2015, 17:01 IST
The Indian contingent in Doha

Indian boxers have made us proud yet again by winning seven medals at the Doha International Boxing Tournament 2015.

L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg), and Manoj Kumar (64kg) clinched the gold for the country while Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) won a silver medal. Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) managed bronze medals each.

Commonwealth games silver medallist Devendro Singh beat Philippines Aldren Moreno 3-0, while former Asian champion and youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the London Olympics 2012, Shiva Thapa beat Egypt's HYM Abdelaal 2-1.

Gaurav Bidhuri however lost to Montassar Bouali 2-1. Manish on the other hand beat Moroccan Rabi Hamza 3-0, while Manoj got better of Filipino Magliquian Nicole by a similar margin.

Shiva Thapa after winning the Gold Medal

The Doha International Boxing Championship is being held Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena and has seen the participation of about 71 boxers from 12 countries across the globe. This is a test event held ahead of the 2015 World Boxing Championships, to be held in Doha from October 5 to 18 this year.

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