Indian boxers bag three golds in Turkey


Turkey: Indian boxers Simranjit Kaur (64kg), Monika (48kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) won gold medals as they notched up an impressive seven podium finishes at the Ahmet Comert Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.

Simranjit, a former national medallist, defeated Turkey’s Sema Caliskan in her category while in the light fly category, while Monika won against Ayse Cagirer of Turkey. Similarly, Bhagyabati beat Turkey’s Selma Karakoyun to win the gold medal in the light heavyweight category.

However, Pinki Jangra (51kg), the former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, had to settle for silver as she lost to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey to sign off second in the tournament.

World Championship silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) too, settled for a bronze.

Bhagyabati was declared the most scientific boxer of the tournament, and the Indian women’s team finished third.

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