The ace Indian boxer Pooja Rani has lifted the spirits of the entire country by winning a Gold in 2019 Asian Boxing Championship on Friday. The 28-year-old Indian punched out the world champion Wang Lina of China in 81 kg category at Bangkok on Friday. With this win, India’s medal tally reached to 13 medals including two Golds, four Silver and seven Bronze. Apart from this, she also gained the opportunity to showcase her talent 2014 Commonwealth Games but in that bout, she knocked out against renowned English boxer Savannah Marshal by 0-3 in the Round of 16.
The Indian star female boxer bagged her first-ever gold in Asian Championship after winning silver and bronze in 75 kg weight categories earlier. The girl from Haryana had represented India previously in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 75 kg category.
Earlier, in the tournament National Boxing Championship gold medallist Amit Panghal had opened the account for India with gold in 52 kg Men’s category against Kim Inkyu of Korea in a unanimous decision. The 23-year-old boxer participated in his maiden international competition after moving up to 52 kg category from 49 kg category. He entered the tournament on the back of one gold already which he clinched in the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February. However, other Indian mates including Deepak Singh and Kavinder Singh Bisht had to settle with silver only as both the players lost their respective final. Deepak (49 kg) lost his final bout against Nodirjon Mirzahmedov of Uzbekistan even after trying from pillar to post.
Furthermore in women’s boxing category, when it was a lucky day for Pooja, young gun Simranjit Kaur Baath has to settle down with silver after losing 64 kg category bout to reigning world champion Dou Dan of China.