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Meena Kumari clinches gold medal at the Boxing World Cup 2019
Meena Kumari clinches gold medal at the Boxing World Cup

Meena Kumari clinched the gold medal in the 54 kg event at the Boxing World Cup in Cologne on Saturday. Sakshi (57kg) and Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) lost their final bouts and had to settle for silver medals while Pinki Rani (51kg) and Parveen (60kg) won bronze medals as India finished with five medals.


India bagged a Gold and two Silver medals at the Boxing World Cup at Cologne in Germany yesterday. Meena Kumari Maisnam claimed the coveted yellow metal in the 54 kg category.

The 2014 Asian Championships bronze medallist with three National Championships titles to her credit, defeated Thailand’s Machai Bunyanut in the Final.

It was the only bout of the tournament for the Manipur pugilist as she had been directly placed in the final due to a smaller draw.

Sakshi in 57 kgs and Pwilao Basumatary in 64 kgs had to settle for Silver medals after they lost their final bouts.

India finished the tournament with five medals as Pinki Rani in 51 kgs and Parveen in 60 kgs had earlier won Bronze medals.

Meena Kumari Maisnam continued her fine run to win gold medal in the 54 kg at the Boxing World Cup in Cologne on Saturday.

Sakshi (57 kg) and Pwilao Basumatary (64 kg) lost their final bouts and had to settle for the silver while Pinki Rani (51kg) and Parveen (60kg) won bronze as India finished with five medals.

Meena, the 2014 Asian Championships bronze medallist with three National Championships titles to her credit, edged Thailand’s Machai Bunyanut on points in the summit clash. She had earlier won the gold at the prestigious Strandja Cup.

This was the only bout of the tournament for the Manipur pugilist as she had been directly placed in the final due to a smaller draw.

Reigning youth World Champion Sakshi’s brilliant run came to an end against two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist Michaela Walsh.

The Irish stamped her authority in a commanding 5-0 performance, leaving no chance for the 18-year-old Indian youngster to make a comeback in her first elite international final.

India Open gold medallist Basumatary gave her best but came up short against China’s Chengyu Yang, who was declared the winner on points.

India had sent a seven-member team to this tournament this time following a healthy haul of six medals from the erstwhile Chemistry Cup held at Halle last year.

Gaurav Solanki (52 kg) and Mohammed Hussamuddin (56 kg) were the only Indians to stand on the top podium in the last edition.