Sonia, Bhagyabati take the Railways to six gold medals in national boxing
KANNUR (Kerala): World Championship silver medalist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and gold medalist of the Indian Open Bhagyabati Kachari (81 kg) won the main awards as the Railways continued their dominance by obtaining six gold medals in the National Women's Boxing Championship on Sunday.
The 2016 national champion, Sonia, showed impressive resistance to beat the Haryana Sakshi 3-2 youth world champion in a hard-fought final to add a second national gold.
A year after settling for the silver, Bhagyabati Kachari stamped her authority in the 81kg final over Shaily singh and he didn't have to sweat on his way to a 5-0 victory to get the gold.
The world youth champion Jyoti was another boxer who shone on the Railways. Haryana's Ritu Grewal There was no rival for the promising talent in the 51 kg final where Jyoti won a 5-0 victory.
At 48 kg, Monika was equally aggressive in her confrontation with K Bina Devi of All India Police and completed an effortless 5-0 victory to take the gold.
One of the most exciting fights of the day was between Pwilao Basumatary of Railways and Ankushita Boro of Assam for the 64 kg title. The two struggled with nails and teeth and gave everything to the silver medalist of the Cologne World Cup, Basumatary, who gave him his experience to overcome the former 3-2 youth world champion at the end.
The sixth gold medal for the Railways was brought by the former silver medalist of the Pavitra Asian Championship (60 kg), who continued his good career on his return to obtain the title. In a hotly contested fight, Pavitra was able to quell the fighting spirit of the 2017 World Junior Champion Shashi Chopra of Haryana to record a 3-2 victory.
All the police in India delighted with Kavita Chahal (81 + kg) and Meenakumari Devi (54 kg) who obtained one gold each.
The two-time bronze medalist of the Kavita Chahal World Championship was not in the mood to give in and quickly achieved a 5-0 victory over Anupama de Haryana.
Meenakumari Devi successfully defended his gold medal even though the road was not easy. Meenakshi of the railroads provided some resistance, but Meenakumari was able to summon his attack punches in the final round and complete a 4-1 win.
The solitary gold for Haryana was brought by Nupur in 75 kg, which this time turned last year's silver into the yellow metal.
Nupur was able to finish the inspiring career of the giant killer Indraja of Kerala to end with a 4-1 victory, to the disappointment of the spectators.
Rajasthan was also placed in the winners column by Lalita, who took the 69 kg gold by way of a 5-0 dominant victory over Meena Rani of the Railways.