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Meena Kumari Maisnam clinches gold in Boxing World Cup

India bagged Gold and two Silver medals at the Boxing World Cup at Cologne in Germany yesterday. Meena Kumari Maisnam claimed the coveted yellow metal in the 54 kg category.

The 2014 Asian Championships bronze medallist with three National Championships titles to her credit defeated Thailand’s Machai Bunyanut in the Final.

It was the only bout of the tournament for the Manipur pugilist as she had been directly placed in the final due to a smaller draw.

Sakshi in 57 kgs and Pwilao Basumatary in 64 kgs had to settle for Silver medals after they lost their final bouts.

India finished the tournament with five medals as Pinki Rani in 51 kgs and Parveen in 60 kgs had earlier won Bronze medals.

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