Laishram Sarita Devi (60kg), the former world and Asian champion and the world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), have advanced to the finals of the National Women’s Boxing Championships on Thursday.
The ace boxer Sarita defeated Haryana’s Monika 5-0 to set up a clash in the final with Railways Sports Promotion Board’s Pavitra. Pavitra defeated Uttarakhand’s Priyanka Choudhary by 5-0.
On the other hand, Sonia Lather of Haryana defeated All India Police’s Sandhya Rani by 5-0. She will be taking against the youth world champion Shashi Chopra, who defeated Andhra Pradesh’s Sonia.
Former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (48kg), by beating RSPB’s Meenakshi, have also entered into the finals. The former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (48kg), lost to Haryana-girl Ritu in a split verdict.
The results of the Semi-Finals
Light Fly (45 – 48 KG): Monika (Har) bt K. Bina Devi (Man) 5:0; Rajesh Narwal (RSPB) bt Varsha Choudhery (UP) 5:0;
Fly (48 -51 KG): Sh Sarju Bala (Man) bt Meenakshi (RSPB) 4:1; Ritu (Har) bt Nikhat Zareen (Tel) 4:1;
Bantam (51 – 54 KG): Manisha (Har) bt Shavinder Kaur Sindhu (Pun) 3:2; Meena Kumari (AIP) bt Jamuna Boro (Asm) 5:0;
Feather (54 – 57 KG): Sonia Lather (RSPB) bt Sandhya Rani (AIP) 5:0; Shashi Chopra (Har) bt Sonia (AP) 3:2;
Light (57 – 60 KG): L Sarita Devi (AIP) bt Monika (Har) 5:0; Pavitra (RSPB) bt Priyanka Choudhary (Utk) 5:0;
Light Welter (60 – 64 KG): Pwilao Basumatary (RSPB) bt Poonam (AIP) 5:0.
By: Kumar Anubhav | Image Courtesy: DNA India | Source: NorthEastIndia