Assam boxer Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) along with Simranjit Kaur (64kg) and Monika (48kg) claimed gold medals as Indian boxers notched up an impressive seven podium finishes at the Ahmet Comert Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. Bhagyabati was also declared the most scientific boxer of the tournament.
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Meanwhile, Simranjit, a former national medallist, defeated Turkey’s Sema Caliskan to fetch the top honours.
Competing in the light fly category, Monika beat Ayse Cagirer of Turkey to win the gold medal, while Bhagyabati got the better of Selma Karakoyun, who is also from the host nation, in the light heavyweight category.
However, Pinki Jangra (51kg), a former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, had to be content with silver as she lost to another local hope Busenaz Cakiroglu to sign off second in the tournament.
World Championship silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) too, settled for a bronze. The Indian women’s team finished third.
Congratulations to boxer Bhagyabati Kachari on winning the Women 81 Kg?at the International Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament in Turkey.
Classic performance by the pugilist to also bag the 'Best Technical Boxer Award'. Kudos. pic.twitter.com/jwTxYhoCYQ
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) September 16, 2018
Congratulations Ms Bhagyabati Kachari on winning a gold in 81 kgs and being declared most scientific boxer at the Ahmet Comert Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.
Kudos also to Simranjit Kaur (64 kgs) & Monika (48 kgs) on winning gold medals. pic.twitter.com/eNcMaFEmJK
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 16, 2018
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated pugilist for her feat.