World Men’s Boxing Championship: Out of 8, 3 Indians in Medal Contention

Kavinder Bisht shocked two-time world medallist to join 2 other Indian Quarterfinalists on Aug 29. Out of 10 events, Indians participated in 8 events in Men’s 2017 Championship hosted by Hamburg, Germany from 25 August to September 2. A win will assure at least a Bronze medal. Indian Men’s team have won 3 Bronze medals at World Boxing Championships in 18 editions, starting from 1974 till the start of 2017 championships. Indian Women’s team have punched better as they are ranked third behind Russia and China winning 28 medals that included 8 Gold medals.

India is tied at 49th position with multiple other nations in medal list. Indian women have won 28 medals with 8 Gold, 6 Silver and 14 Bronze medals in tournaments from 2001 to 2016.

Indian Squad: Amit Panghal (Light flyweight), Kavinder Bisht (Flyweight), Gaurav Bidhuri (Bantamweight), Shiva Thapa (Lightweight), None (Light welterweight), Manoj Kumar (Welterweight), Vikas Krishan Yadav (Middleweight), None (Light heavyweight), Sumit Sangwan (Heavyweight), Satish Kumar (Super heavyweight)

Amit Panghal’s journey in Light flyweight (23 nations, 23 competitors):

    Aug 25 Round 1 def Federico Serra (Italy) 4-1
    Aug 27 Round 2 def Carlos Quipo (Ecuador) 5-0
    Aug 29 QF lost vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (Uzbekistan) 0-5

Kavinder Bisht Journey in Flyweight (25 from 25 nations)

    Aug 26 Round 1 def Ryusei Baba (Japan) 3-2
    Aug 28 Round 2 def Mohamed Flissi (Algeria) 3-2
    Aug 29 QF vs TBD

Gaurav Bidhuri Journey in Bantamweight (28 from 28 nations)

    Aug 25 Round 1 def Sam Goodman (Australia) 5-0
    Aug 27 Round 2 def Mykola Butsenko (Ukraine) 4-1
    Aug 29 QF vs Bilel Mhamdi (Tunisia)

Shiva Thapa could not appear in Lightweight.

Manoj Kumar lost in Welterweight

    Aug 26 Round 1 def Vasile Belous (Moldova) 3-2
    Aug 28 Round 2 lost vs Gabriel Maestre (Venezuela) 1-4

Vikas Krishan Yadav in Middleweight (25 from 25 nations)

    Aug 25 Round 1 Bye
    Aug 27 Round 2 lost vs Benjamin Whittaker (England) 0-5

Sumit Sangwan in Heavyweight

    Aug 25 Round 1 Bye
    Aug 27 Round 2 lost vs Jason Whateley (Australia) 2-3

Satish Kumar in Super heavyweight
Aug 26 Round 1 lost vs Magomedrasul Majidov (Azerbaijan) 0-5

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