New Delhi: Living up to the favourite’s tag, T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) and Vinka (60kg) clinched two more gold medals for the country here on Sunday as Indian boxers continued their impressive run at the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.
Apart from the two gold medals, the Indians added two silver and three more bronze medals to their tally on the penultimate day of the competition.
Earlier Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) secured the country’s first gold in the on-going tournament.
Rohatak’s Vinka blanked her opponent Kristina Kriper from Moldova 5-0 in the final, while in an all-Indian gold medal clash in the 75kg category, Manipuri girl Sanamacha, who was touted as the strong contender for the gold, outpunched her teammate Raj Sahiba 5-0 .
After losing to T Sanamacha in the summit clash, Raj Sahiba had to settle for the silver medal.
Another silver for the day, in the women’s event, came when Gitika went down fighting 1-4 against Uzbekistan’s Farzona Fozilova in the 48kg final.
In the 57kg women’s semi-final, Preeti went down 1-4 against Montenegro’s Bojana Gojkovic to bag the bronze.
Meanwhile, Priyanshu Dabas (49kg) and Jugnoo claimed bronze medals each as Indian men’s team ended their campaign with two medals. Both the boxers lost their respective semi-finals bouts.
While Priyanshu suffered a narrow 3-2 loss in a hard-fought match against Ishjonov Ibrokhim of Uzbekistan, Jugnoo lost to Ukraine’s Vasyl Tkachuk 5-0 in the +91kg.
In the 64kg women’s last-four match, Lucky Rana notched up 3-0 win against Uzbekistan’s Gulshoda Istamova. She will fight against Finland’s Lia Pukkila in the final.
Apart from Lucky, two more Indian women boxers will be in contention for gold medals on the final day as Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) will play their final matches.
Chanu will face Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova while Arundhati will fight against Maryana Stoiko of Ukraine in the summit clash.