File photo of Amit Panghal. Photograph:( PTI )
Panghal will play Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov for the gold tomorrow
Boxer Amit Panghal has scripted history as he became the first Indian to reach the final at Men's World Boxing Championships.
Panghal, the Asian Games gold medallist, defeated Saken Bibossinov 3-2 in 52 kg category on Friday in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
With this feat has, Panghal surpassed WBC bronze medalists Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri as he became the first Indian male boxer to win a gold medal.
Amit 1st Indian to reach final! 🥊🇮🇳— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) September 20, 2019
Our #TOPSAthlete @Boxerpanghal beat #SakenBibossinov 3-2 in 52 kg to become 1st Indian ever to reach the final at Men’s World #Boxing C’ships.
👉🏻He’ll play Uzbekistan’s #ShakhobidinZoirov for the gold tomorrow.
We wish him the best! #Go4Gold pic.twitter.com/s3RNVcR6q0
Panghal will play Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov for the gold tomorrow.
Manish Kaushik had to settle for the bronze medal as he lost 0-5 in the semi-final clash against reigning world champion Andy Cruz Gomez of Cuba.
"Manish wins bronze! Our #TOPSAthlete #ManishKaushik secured bronze in 63 kg after a battling display against top seed Andy Cruz Gomez at the Men's World #Boxing C'ships.
He had earlier beaten #4 seed Baatarsukhin Chinzorig & becomes 5th Indian to win a medal at C`ships," SAI Media tweeted.
With this, Kaushik has joined Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011), Shiva Thapa (2015) and Gaurav Bidhuri (2017), to win the World Championships bronze for India.