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Women's World Boxing Championships: Manju Rani bags silver after losing 48kg final

Manju Rani went down 1-4 against 2nd seed Ekaterina Paltceva of Russia to settle for the silver medal as India ended their campaign with four medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships.

Women's World Boxing Championships: Manju Rani bags silver after losing 48kg final

This was Manju’s maiden appearance at the World Championships (IANS Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India finished with one silver and three bronze medals
  • Manju Rani lost 1-4 against 2nd seed Ekaterina Paltceva
  • This was Manju's maiden appearance at the World Championships

The Indian women's boxing contingent ended the World Boxing Championships campaign with a record four medals after Manju Rani bagged the silver in the 48kg category final on Sunday.

19-year-old Manju lost the gold-medal bout 1-4 against 2nd seed Ekaterina Paltceva of Russia but still managed to finish as the best Indian performer in this edition. This was Manju's maiden appearance at the World Championships.

Manju had thrashed her Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand 4-1 in the semi-finals to become the first Indian in 18 years to do enter the final in his/her maiden appearance at the event.

Four Indian women boxers were in contention on Day 9 of the Worlds in Russia, however, only 19-year-old Manju made it through to the final.

India finished with one silver and three bronze medals after Jamuna Boro, Lovlina Borgohain and MC Mary Kom clinched the bronze medals in their respective categories.

Mary Kom, seeded third, lost 1-4 to second seed Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey who is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist. Boro went down 0-5 to top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei.

Borgohain (69kg) squared off against China's Yang Liu and was beaten 2-3 in a hard-fought bout.

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