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Nieva feels India could do better, overall job well done

Nieva feels   India could do better, overall job well done

Hamburg: The medal count stayed at one bronze but boxing coach Santiago Nieva feels there were positives to be picked from their campaign at the 19th World Championship in which a powerhouse like China failed to secure a single podium finish.

Gaurav Bidhuri was the lone Indian medallist to win a medal, joining Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011) and Shiva Thapa (2015), in the overall list. India had three boxers in the quarterfinals, tied with the likes of Russia and Ukraine on that count. India were tied with fairly successful boxing nations such as England, Ireland, South Korea and Mongolia among others, in having just one semifinalist at the showpiece event. "I am satisfied to an extent but not what you can say, completely satisfied. We planned a few things. Some were executed well, some were not, now we will have to ensure that we implement 100 per cent of what we plan," Nieva said, giving his assessment of India's performance.



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