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Indian boxers fetch 4 medals from Asian Youth C’ship

 Agencies |  2016-05-10 23:54:35.0  |  New Delhi

National champion Ankush Dahiya (60kg), Ashish Kulhirya (64kg) and Reyal Puri (81kg) fetched silver medals for the contingent, while Manjeet Singh (+91kg) contributed the solitary bronze to the tally.
The performance helped India finish behind Kazakhstan (6 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze) and Uzbekistan (3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze).

All the Indians, who made the medal rounds, lost either to a Kazakh or an Uzbek boxer.
While Dahiya went down 0-3 to Uzbekistan’s Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov, Kulhirya, who was adjudged the best boxer of the National Youth Championships, lost by a similar margin to Kazakhstan’s Ayatulla Takizhanov.

Puri was beaten 0-3 by Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov.

Earlier, Manjeet lost 0-3 in the semifinals to another local favourite Nurdaulet Ulanuly.
The tournament featured more than 150 boxers from 23 countries. 

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