India finishes 4th at Asian Boxing C’ships
India signed off a creditable fourth among the record 28 countries which participated in the Asian Boxing Championships after grabbing one silver and three bronze medals on the whole.
India logged 16 points for their performance in the event to finish behind table-toppers Kazakhstan (42 points), Uzbekistan (38 points) and hosts Thailand (17 points) respectively.
Vikas Krishan (75kg) won the lone silver, while the three bronze medals came through L Devendro Singh (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg).
The country ranked third in the list of total boxers who qualified for next month’s World Championships -- the first qualifying event for the Olympic Games next year.
Six Indian boxers made the cut for the Doha event scheduled from October 6. Besides the medallists, the other two who qualified for the world event were Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Madan Lal (52kg).
The two qualified after the quarterfinal opponents they lost to made the final.
Kazakhstan topped this list too with nine of their boxers making the world cut, followed by Uzbekistan (8).
The Championship which concluded on Saturday was the biggest ever in terms of participation.