Boxing: India finish with eight medals in Thailand Open

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Ashish Kumar, who happens to be the silver medalist from the Asian Championships on Saturday bagged his first international gold, as India concluded their campaign at the Thailand open with eight medals (one gold, four silver and three bronze).

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Ashish (75kg) saw himself win his first international gold as he got past Kim Jinjae from Korea by the scoreline of 5-0. Overall, the medal tally from India happens to be a very commendable one as it saw the best boxers from 37 countries make their presence in Thailand.

The final day of the championships saw India settle for only silvers as the likes of Nikhat Zareen (51kg), Deepak (49kg), Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) fell short in the finals.

Earlier, Manju Rani (48kg), who happens to be the silver medalist from the Strandja Cup failed to overcome Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat and had to be content with the bronze. Ashish (69kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) are the others who brought bronze for India.

Ashish saw himself surrender to a 1-4 defeat in the hands of Thailand’s Wuttichai Masuk. Meanwhile, Kachari was outclassed 0-5 by China’s Rio Olympic bronze medallist Li Qian.

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