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New Delhi, January 21, 2020
Asian medalist M Meena Kumari along with three other Indian pugilists claimed silver medals at the 9th Nations Cup Boxing Tournament for Women in Sombor, Serbia.
India finished the championship with six medals – 4 silver and 2 bronze.
While Meena Kumari (54kg) lost her final bout to Italy’s Giordana Sorrentino 0-5, Haryana’s Ritu Grewal (51kg) also lost her final bout in a unanimous verdict against China’s Yan Cai.
Another Haryana pugilist, Monika put on a tough fight before going down 1-4 against Russia’s Luliia Chumgalakova in the 48kg finals.
In the last bout of the day, India Open winner Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) faced Morocco’s Khadija Mardi. The reigning national champion landed a few punches before going down 1-4 in a split verdict.
Earlier, two pugilists settled for bronze after their semi-final losses. While Basumatary (64kg) lost against Croatian Sara Kos, Pavitra put up a good fight against Italy's Rebecca Nicoli but went down 2-3 in the 60 kg category.