Thursday, 18 March 2010

Commonwealth Boxing: India win 6 Golds

Adding a golden chapter in the Indian Boxing history, the six Indian boxers including India's no.1 and Bejing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh Wednesday punched 6 out of 10 gold medals in the Commonwealth Boxing Championship at Taalkatora stadium, New Delhi amid tight security and packed crowed.

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India was represented in 6 categories out of 10 finals in the Commonwealth Boxing Championships, and won all of them.

The Talkatora stadium that was packed with over 2,500 viewers and was in the tight security became the witness of golden day for the Indian Boxing Federation, as this is the first time India has bagged six gold medals in Commonwealth championships.

The Indian gold rush began with Parmjeet Samota winning the title clash in super heavyweight category (+91kg).

Amandeep (49kg), Dinesh Kumar (81kg), Bejing Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh (75kg), Asian champion Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Jai Bhagwan (62kg) were the other five to clinch the yellow metal at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium on the final day of the championship.

Parmjeet defeated New Zealand's Joseph Parker 7:3 in what was an evenly contested fight till the second round with the Indian leading 4-3. But in the third and the final round, Parmjeet showed great technique to pin down Parker.

The second gold came from Amandeep, who defeated Kenya's Peter Mungai 3:0 in the final of the light fly weight catrgory.

Dinesh was lucky to win the third gold for India without dropping a sweat. His opponent Callium Johnson of Scotland withdrew from the title-clash with an elbow injury.

Vijender outpunched England's Frank Buglioni 13-3 to bag the gold in the middle-weight category. Vijender lead 7-2 in the second round and by the third opened up a 10 point lead to win the bout.

Asian champion Suranjoy beat Mauritius' Oliver Lavigi 1-0 after the referee stopped contest.

Jai Bhagwan beat Bahamas Valention Knowles 6-2. Both boxers were tied 2-2 after the second round but in the third, Jai Bhagwan dominated and won four points.


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