Listen to this article now
Indian boxers Simranjit Kaur and Manisha captured the gold medal in the ongoing Boxing World Cup in Cologne, Germany.
India has won 9 medals in the tournament. In the women’s 57kg final played on Sunday, Manisha beat Sakshi of her own country 3-2.
While Simranjit Kaur defeated Maya Kalinhans of Germany 4–1.
India finished second all over, winning 9 medals in the tournament. It consists of three gold and two silver and four bronze medals.
Before Manisha and Simran Jeet, Amit Panghal was the first among men to receive a gold medal. He got a walkover in the finals.
Silver Medal for Satish Kumar
Among men, Satish Kumar (91 kg) received the silver medal. He could not play in the final because of injury.
Satish reached the finals on Friday, defeating Jamille Dini Moije of France in the semi-finals. The final was against Germany’s Nelvi Tyfac.
But due to injury, he had to give a walkover.
Bronze to Sonia Lather and Pooja Rani
Sonia Lathar (57 kg), Pooja Rani (75 kg), Gaurav Solanki, and Mohammad Hasamuddin won the bronze medal.
Apart from Germany, players from Belgium, Croatia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine participated in this tournament.