Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial Boxing: Pooja Rani, Lovlina Borgohain among four Indian pugilists to advance to semis

Asian gold-medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), along with two others Indians, entered the semi-finals of the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia.

Press Trust of India August 01, 2019 16:06:48 IST
Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial Boxing: Pooja Rani, Lovlina Borgohain among four Indian pugilists to advance to semis
  • Asian gold-medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), along with two others Indians, entered the semis.

  • India Open gold-medallist Neeraj (57kg) and former world youth bronze-medallist Jony (60kg) also moved to semis.

  • Among the men, Ashish Insha (52kg) beat Azerbaijan's Salman Alizade 4-1 to enter the quarter-finals.

Asian gold-medallist Pooja Rani (75kg) and world bronze-winner Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), along with two others Indians, entered the semi-finals of the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia.

India Open gold-medallist Neeraj (57kg) and former world youth bronze-medallist Jony (60kg) were the other two to make the semi-finals on Wednesday night.

Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial Boxing Pooja Rani Lovlina Borgohain among four Indian pugilists to advance to semis

Pooja Rani is the reigning Asian Championship gold medallist. Image: BFI/ File

A bronze-medallist from the Strandja Memorial Cup earlier this year, Lovlina defeated Russia's Anastasiya Sigaeva 5-0 to be assured of a medal. She will next take on Belarus' Alina Veber for a place in the final.

Pooja rebounded from a shock loss at the India Open in May with a 4-1 victory over Russia's Laura Mamedkulova.

Neeraj also secured a 4-1 win over Russian Sayana Sagataeva.

Jony clinched a 5-0 win over Belarus' Anastasiya Obushenkova.

Former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Jangra (51kg) was the only one among the Indian women to bow out in the quarter-final stage. The 2018 India Open champion suffered a 0-5 loss to Belarus' Yuliya Apanasovich.

Among the men, Ashish Insha (52kg) beat Azerbaijan's Salman Alizade 4-1 to enter the quarter-finals.

He joined 2018 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Gaurav Solanki (56kg), GeeBee Boxing silver-medallist Govind Sahani (49kg) and 2018 India Open gold-medallist Sanjeet (91kg) in the last-eight stage.

Six Indian men and five women were in the fray at the 21st edition of this tournament that features over 200 boxers from 21 countries.

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