Simranjeet strikes gold; India end with 9 medals


New Delhi, December 20

Indian women boxers Simranjeet Kaur (60kg) and Manisha (57kg) notched up gold medals with contrasting wins in the Cologne World Cup in Germany.

Manisha defeated compatriot Sakshi 3-2, while Simranjeet got the better of Germany’s Maya Klienhans 4-1 to finish on top in their respective categories.

India finished the competition at the second spot overall after claiming three gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

On Saturday, Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52kg) had claimed the sole gold among men. He got a walkover in the final.

Veteran Satish Kumar (+91kg) had to settle for a silver after an injury forced him to withdraw from the final.

Sonia Lather (57kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) Gaurav Solanki (57kg) and Mohamed Hussamudin (57kg) had claimed the bronze medal in their respective categories.

The event featured boxers from the host country, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine. — PTI



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