Deepak Kumar defeated Bulgaria’s Darislav Vasilev 5-0 to succeed in the semifinals.© AFP
Asian Silver medal winner Deepak Kumar (52kg) entered the semifinals with a snug win to be assured of a medal, and a conflict with reigning Olympic and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov on the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Deepak defeated Bulgaria’s Darislav Vasilev 5-0 to succeed in the last-four stage and guarantee India of a second medal on the occasion. Zoirov, additionally a silver-medallist on the Asian Games and the championships, claimed a facile 5-0 win over American Anthony Herrera.
However, it was a largely disappointing day for the Indians with former youth world champion Jyoti Gulia (51kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) bowing out of the ladies’s competitors. With their loss, India’s problem within the girls’s draw has come to an finish with out anybody managing to safe a medal.
Manjeet Singh (+91kg), within the males’s draw, additionally made his exit from the event. Gulia, who defeated two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay within the quarterfinals, went down 0-5 to Romania’s Lacramioara Perijoc.
Kachari additionally misplaced by the identical margin to American Naomi Graham. Manjeet was crushed by Armenia’s Gurgen Hovhannisyan.
Earlier within the competitors, Naveen Boora (69kg) made the semifinals by defeating Brazil’s Eravio Edson in his quarterfinal bout. India received three medals on the earlier version of the occasion (one silver and two bronze).
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