Sandeep wins silver in World Junior BoxingMay 30th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Indian boxer Sandeep bagged the silver medal in the World Junior Boxing Championship at Yerevan in Armenia Saturday. He lost to local hero Koryun Soghomonyan in the final of the 46 kilogram category.
According to information reaching here, Sandeep, who was the lone Indian to make it to any of the finals, lost 4-10 to the Armenian.
Sandeep’s silver was the fourth medal for India after Namit Bahadur, Vikas Khatri and Shiva Thapa ended their campaign Friday with bronze medals.
Bahadur, Khatri and Thapa lost their semi-final bouts.
In the 50 kg category, Bahadur lost 3-7 to Kazhakstan’s Talgat Bertleuov while in a low scoring match in the 54 kg group, Khatri went down 2-5 to Cuban Yunior Ernesto Valdes Boleri. Thapa lost his 52 kg group bout 4-8 to Kazahkh Yerbolat Seidalliyev.
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