Indian boxers continue to shine at Adriatic Pearl Tournament

Apart from two gold medals, India added two more silver and three bronze to its tally on the penultimate day of the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva.

India's medal count keeps increasing at the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, courtesy dominant performances from the country's youth boxers (Representative Image).   -  AP (REPRESENTATIVE)

Vinka (60kg) and T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) clinched gold medals at the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro, as India's youth boxers continued their outstanding form in the competition.

Apart from the two gold medals, the Indians added two silver and three more bronze to their tally on the penultimate day of the boxing competition.

Earlier, Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) secured the country's first gold in the ongoing tournament, while Rohtak's Vinka blanked her opponent Kristina Kriper from Moldova 5-0 in the final. In an all-Indian clash in the 75kg category, Manipuri girl Sanamacha outpunched Raj Sahiba 5-0.

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Another silver for the day, in the women's event, came when Gitika went down fighting 1-4 against Uzbekistan's Farzona Fozilova in the 48kg final.

In the 57kg women's semifinal, Preeti went down 1-4 to Montenegro's Bojana Gojkovic to settle for a bronze. Meanwhile, Priyanshu Dabas (49kg) and Jugnoo claimed a bronze medal each for the Indian men's team. Both the boxers lost their respective semifinal bouts.

While Priyanshu suffered a narrow 2-3 loss to Ishjonov Ibrokhim of Uzbekistan, Jugnoo went down to Ukraine's Vasyl Tkachuk 0-5 in the +91kg category.

In the 64kg women's last-four match, Lucky Rana notched up a 3-0 win against Uzbekistan's Gulshoda Istamova. Lucky will take on Finland's Lia Pukkila in the final later on Sunday.

Apart from Lucky, two more Indian women boxers will be in contention for gold medals on the final day as Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) will feature in their respective title clashes late in the night. Chanu will face Uzbekistan's Sabina Bobokulova while Arundhati will fight against Maryana Stoiko of Ukraine

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