AIBA World Boxing Championship: Phangal, Kaushik Secure Semifinal Berths, Assure India Of Medals

India have won only four medals in the history of the Worlds thus far and this will be the first time that more than one boxer from the country will be winning a medal at the same edition.

AIBA World Boxing Championship: Phangal, Kaushik Secure Semifinal Berths, Assure India Of Medals
Amit Phangal
By: IANS
Updated: 18 Sep 2019 06:02 PM
 

Yekaterinburg: India's Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Amit Panghal (52kg) on Wednesday sailed into the semi-finals in their respective weight categories and thereby assured themselves of a medal each at the ongoing men's AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.


India have won only four medals in the history of the Worlds thus far and this will be the first time that more than one boxer from the country will be winning a medal at the same edition.

Second-seeded Panghal, who is the reigning Asian champion, beat Philippines' Carlo Paalam 4-1 in the quarter finals. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Kaushik, on the other hand, beat Brazil's Wanderson de Oliveira 5-0 by a unanimous decision to assure himself of a medal.

India has never won more than one bronze medal at any of the men's World Championships before. Kaushik and Panghal's results have already made this India's best performance thus far.

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