India at 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament

Kavinder Singh Bisht in the 56kg-category struck gold while Shiva Thapa in the 60kg category and three others claimed silver medals to end a fine Indian campaign at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on 10 March 2019.

In a rare all-Indian final, a gritty Bisht was up against Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Hussamuddin in the 56kg 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 60kg category, lost 1-4 to local Arslan Khataev. Dagar, was defeated by Commonwealth Games gold-medallist England Pat McCormack in the finals.

Signing off with silver medals were three-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa, Govind Sahani, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin and Dinesh Dagar. Sumit Sangwan, former youth world champion Sachin Siwach and Naveen Kumar got bronze in their categories.

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