Manju settles for silver at World Boxing C'ships

ROLL OF HONOUR India's medallists at World Boxing Championships Jamuna Boro Manju Rani Mary Kom and Lovlina on Sunday

ROLL OF HONOUR India's medallists at World Boxing Championships Jamuna Boro Manju Rani Mary Kom and Lovlina on Sunday

Earlier this 12 months, she gained a silver medal on debut on the prestigious Strandja Memorial Event, certainly one of Europe's oldest and best boxing occasions.

Manju Rani took residence the silver medal on the Girls's World Boxing Championships after shedding to Ekaterina Paltceva of Russian Federation within the 48kg class last on Sunday. "Last year, I won three worldwide medals and made my world cup debut in a year's time", she was quoted as saying by news agency PTI on Monday.

Mary lost 1-4 to Turkish second seed and European Championships and European Games gold medallist Busenaz Cakiroglu. While Borgohain repeated her feat of previous year to take her second consecutive bronze medal, Boro picked a bronze in a smashing debut at the World Championships. With the win via 4:1 verdict, the Indian pugilist booked a place in the all-important final which will take place on Sunday.

Veteran Mary Kom (51kg), on the other hand, lost her semi-final bout and thus won her first bronze and eighth medal overall at the World Championships.

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Borgohain (69kg) squared off towards China's Yang Liu and put up a powerful combat however was overwhelmed 2-Three.

Kom had to settle for a bronze medal, but with this, she became the only boxer to have eight medals in the history of the tournament. Let the world know how much right and wrong the decision is. "But we have to wait for confirmation", a BFI official told ANI.

However, the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) technical committee rejected India's appeal regarding how Mary Kom was scored by the match officials in her semi-final match of the Women's World Boxing Championships. Hence, the yellow card was not accepted by the technical committee.

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