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Nandini secures India’s first medal at 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament | Other Sports News

Nandini (+ 81kg) secured India its first medal at the ongoing 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria by advancing to the finals with a win over Kazakhstan’s Valeriya Axenova in the last eight. .

Nandini was in complete command of the rules when the judge stopped the contest in the third round. It will square off against another Kazakh Lazzat Kungeibayeva in the semifinal. Kungeibayeva is already a world leader.

Advances to the final quarter stage are world champions Arundhati Choudhary (70kg) and Parveen (63kg). Choudhary won 3-0 against Germany’s Melissa Gemini, while Parveen defeated Kazakhstan’s Aida Abikeyeva 5-0.

However, there are concerns elsewhere for India as Meena Rani (60kg), Anjali Tushir (66kg), Saweety (75kg) and Sachin Kumar (80kg) lost their struggle to submit in the competition. Russia’s Nun Asatrian beat Rani 2-2.

A Russian also scored for Anjali in Saadat Dalgatova as he went 0-5. More experienced Saweety lost 0-5 to Frenchman Davina Michel. Sachin, on the other hand, was defeated 1-4 by German Silvio Schierle. The competition features over 450 boxers from 36 countries, including traditional powerhouses such as Kazakhstan, Italy, Russia and France.

A total of 17 Indian members, including seven men and 10 women, were sent to participate in the competition. India won two medals in the last edition with Deepak Kumar and Naveen Boora guarding silver and bronze respectively.

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