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Vikas Krishan, Pinki win as 15 Indian boxers enter final

Vikas Krishan, Pinki win as 15 Indian boxers enter final

Kathmandu: Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan and 2014 CWG bronze medallist Pinki Rani put up a brilliant display as they led seven more Indian boxers to the finals at the 13th South Asian Games here on Sunday.

While Sparsh (52kg), Varinder (60kg) & Narender (+91kg) were the other boxers to reach the summit clash from the men, all the three women — Pinki Rani (51kg), Sonia Lather (57kg) &Manju Bamboriya (64kg) — cruised into the finals. The only setback for India was defeat of Sachin in 81kg.

With eight Indian boxers having already sealed their final places on Saturday, India will now have a total of 15 boxers aiming for the gold medal.

Vikas continued his comeback in style as he dominated the 69 kg semi-final bout against Nepal's Bikash Lama whom he trounced 5-0. Bangladesh's Chakma Sura Krishna proved no match for Varinder Singh in 60kg as he easily pummelled him into submission for a 5-0 win. Sparsh Kumar (52kg) also impressed in his bout with local hope Tej Bahadur Deuba & hardly broke a sweat in recording a 5-0 victory.

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