Two medals assured for India at Gold Gloves boxing

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Akash Kumar (56kg) and Lalita (69kg) assured India of two medals at the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth boxing tournament after advancing to the semifinals of the event in Serbia.

Akash advanced to the last-four stage with a 4-1 triumph over Montenegero’s Edin Alkovic, while Lalita made it after a 5-0 win against Russia’s Viktoriia Bireva in her semifinal contest.

Losing in the women’s quarterfinals was Jony (60kg), who was beaten by Germany’s Stefanie Berge.

In the men’s 69kg category, Vijaydeep defeated Marius Citu of Romania 5-0 to enter the quarterfinals. Ankit (60kg) made the quarters with a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan’s Bek Spandiyar.

Also advancing was Nitin Kumar (75kg) with a 4-1 win over Romania’s Simon Florin.

In the women’s draw, Anamika (51kg) defeated Hungary’s Hanna Lakotar to make the last-eight stage.


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