Lovlina, Parveen, Saweety and Alfiya Win Gold at Asian Elite Boxing Championships

New Delhi: Indian boxers Lovlina Borgohain, Parveen Hooda, Saweety, and Alfiya Pathan claimed Gold medals at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan on Friday.

The world championships bronze medallist put up a dominant show to beat fourth-seeded Mai via unanimous decision.

Lovlina defeated Ruzmetova Sokhiba of Uzbekistan 5-0 by unanimous decision in the final. The title will be a big morale booster for the 25-year-old Lovlina who has struggled to find form since her bronze-medal winning exploits at the Tokyo Olympics.

Parveen secured 5-0 victory over Japan’s Kito Mai.

Saweety defeated Gulsaya Yerzhan of Kazakhstan 5-0 by unanimous decision, while Alfiya defeated Islam Husaili of Jordan due to opponent disqualification to clinch gold.

Minakshi, on the other hand, concluded her maiden Asian Championships campaign by clinching a silver medal in the flyweight division. Minakshi toiled hard but lost the gold medal bout to Kinoshita Rinka of Japan via 1-4 spilt verdict.

Six-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa will face Uzbekistan’s Abdullaev Ruslan in the final today. He stormed into the final beating 2019 Asian Champion Bakhodur Usmanov of Tajikistan in the semi-final on Thursday.

A total of 267 boxers from 27 countries are taking part in the event.

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