Boxing: Manish Kumar and Gaurav Bidhuri shine

Defending champion Manish Kaushik (60kg) claimed a second successive gold, while world-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) signed off with a silver in the Senior Men’s National Boxing Championship, which concluded here on Friday.

The Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) dominated the summit clashes with all their eight finalists clinching gold medals.

Defending champion Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) was a distant second, snapping up the remaining two gold medals on offer.

In a rarity at the Nationals, traditional powerhouse Haryana failed to fetch a single gold medal this time around. Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish (SSCB), defeated Ulaanbaatar Cup gold medallist Ankush Dahiya of the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB).

However. world championship bronze-medallist Bidhuri (RSPB) took home a silver after losing to former champion Madan Lal (SSCB) in the bantamweight final. Railways fetched the 64kg category gold through King’s Cup bronze-winner Rohit Tokas. Rohit got the better of Uttar Pradesh’s Abhishek Yadav in his final bout. Sanjeet continued the SSCB’s dominance by notching up the 91kg category gold in his maiden Nationals.




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