Kavinder Singh Bisht fetches gold, four silver medals for India at Finland boxing tourney

Last Updated: Mar 11 2019 12:15

According to the sources, Kavinder Singh Bisht (56kg) struck gold while Shiva Thapa (60kg) and three others claimed silver medals to end a fine Indian campaign at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.

Signing off with silver medals were three-time Asian medallist Thapa (60kg), rookie Govind Sahani (49kg), Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56kg) and Dinesh Dagar (69kg).

In a rare all-Indian final, a gritty Bisht was up against Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Hussamuddin in the 56kg summit clash.

Sahani started off strongly against Thailand's Thitisan Panmod but lost 3-2. Thapa in the 60kg category lost 1-4 to local Arslan Khataev. Dagar was defeated by Commonwealth Games gold-medallist England Pat McCormack in the finals.

Sumit Sangwan, former youth world champion Sachin Siwach and Naveen Kumar got bronze in their categories.