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National Boxing Championships: Manish Kaushik wins second consecutive gold, Gaurav Bidhuri settles for Silver
On Friday in the Seniors Mens National Boxing Championships Defending champion Manish Kaushik 60kg won a second consecutive gold, while worldmedallist Gaurav Bidhuri 56kg settled for silver
Pune:On Friday in the Seniors Men’s National Boxing Championships Defending champion Manish Kaushik (60kg) won a second consecutive gold, while world-medallist Gaurav Bidhuri (56kg) settled for silver.
Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Manish (SSCB), crushed Ulaanbaatar Cup gold medallist Ankush Dahiya of the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB). However, world championship bronze-medallist Bidhuri (RSPB) was defeated by former champion Madan Lal (SSCB) in the bantamweight final and settled for silver.
With all their eight finalists clinching gold medals, the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) dominated the summit clashes.
In a scarcity at the Nationals, traditional powerhouse Haryana failed to get a single gold medal this time. Whereas, defending champions Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) was a far second, snapping up the remaining two gold medals on offer.
Sanjeet conquered Haryana's Parveen Kumar to finish on top and continue his rapid rise.
CWG silver-medallist and this year's Arjuna awardee Satish Kumar (+91kg) also won the gold to shore up the SSCB's tally, beating RSPB's Jasveer Singh in the finals.
In the 81kg category, Manish Panwar (RSPB) became the champion by getting enhanced of Rajasthan's Brijesh Yadav.
The other Services gold medals came through Deepak (49kg), PL Prasad (52kg) Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) and Manjeet Singh (75kg).