Lovlina, Nikhat win national boxing gold, Raillift trophy

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Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain and reigning world champion Nikhat Zareen claimed gold in contrasting victories, while the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) clinched the team trophy with 10 medals at the Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships here on Monday. Assam’s Lovlina beat Serving Sports Control Board (SSCB) Arundhati Choudhary 5-0 in the 75kg final, while Nikhat faced a tough challenge from RSPB’s Anamika in the 50kg, after which the 26 The year-old Telangana boxer will defend the title 4-1 in her favour.

World Championships silver medalist Manju Rani led the RSPB to dominance on the final day as he beat Tamil Nadu’s S Kalaivani 5-0 in the 48kg final. Shiksha (54kg), Poonam (60kg), Shashi Chopra (63kg) and Nupur (81kg) were the other RSPB gold medalists, who also picked up three silver and two bronze medals.

Madhya Pradesh has one gold, two silvers and five bronzes, while Haryana has two golds and two bronzes, ranking second and third respectively.

Young Manipur-based boxer Sanamacha Thokchom Chanu, who won gold at the 2021 Youth World Championships, also put in a strong performance, beating Madhya Pradesh’s Shruti Yadav 3-2 to claim the 70kg title.

Manisha (57kg) and Saweety (81kg) from Haryana, Sakshi (52kg) from SSCB and Manju Bamboria (66kg) from Madhya Pradesh also claimed gold in their respective categories with a total of 302 boxers in 12 categories participated.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from syndicated feeds.)

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