Boxer Sumit Sangwan was amongst winners on Day 1 of National Championships.© Twitter
Former Asian medallist Sumit Sangwan (86kg) was among the many victors on the opening day of the lads’s National Boxing Championships on the Inspire Institute of Sports on Wednesday. Haryana pugilist Sumit, who had participated within the 2012 London Olympics, notched up a snug win over Andhra Pradesh’s Harish Prasadula by unanimous margin within the 86kg opening spherical match. The 2019 President’s Cup gold medallist Neeraj Swami (48kg) additionally put up a formidable present and made a profitable begin with a dominating 5-0 victory towards Haryana’s Sagar.
Punjab’s Rajpinder Singh additionally outpunched his opponent Rahul Niltu from Himachal Pradesh to safe a 5-0 win in a 54kg bout. Among different boxers who made spectacular begins have been Maharashtra’s Nikhil Dubey and Chhattisgarh’s Dinesh Kumar.
Competing within the 75kg class, each the boxers claimed contrasting victories. While Nikhil received by stoppage within the first spherical towards Gujarat’s Sejad Lilgar, Dinesh needed to work onerous towards Bengal’s Abhishek Shaw throughout his shut 3-2 win.
The event is being carried out within the 13 new classes introduced by the International Boxing Association. The finals of the continued championships will likely be held on September 21.
The gold medallists will ebook themselves a direct berth for the upcoming World Championships scheduled in Belgrade, Serbia from October 24 to November 6.
The gold and silver medal profitable boxers will earn themselves direct entries into the nationwide teaching camp. The National Championships will likely be adopted by choice trials until September 24 to finalise the remaining two names to participate within the nationwide camp from every class.
In the choice trials, two bronze medallists of the Nationals will compete towards boxers representing the second groups of Top-3 from the 2019 National Championships — SSCB (Services), RSPB (Railways) and Haryana.
The announcement of the entire listing of campers will likely be made on September 24 on the idea of outcomes of the choice trials.
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