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India’s Bisht bags gold in Finland Boxing Tournament

Prime News, International and National Sport, Boxing,Helsinki, March 11:- Kavinder Singh Bisht in the 56 kg-category struck gold while Shiva Thapa in the 60 kg category and three others claimed silver medals to end a fine Indian campaign at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament at Helsinki in Finland on Sunday.

Signing off with silver medals were three-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa,  Govind Sahani, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin and Dinesh Dagar.

In a rare all-Indian final, a gritty Bisht was up against Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Hussamuddin in the 56 kg summit clash. Both the boxers are from the Services Sports Control Board.

Sahani started off strongly against Thailand’s Thitisan Panmod but lost  3-2. Thapa in 60 kg 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.(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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