Kavinder Singh Bisht grabs gold medal in GeeBee boxing tournament

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 11, 2019 00:46 hrs

[Finland], Mar 10 (ANI): Kavinder Singh Bisht has grabbed the gold medal in the 56kg category after defeating his Indian counterpart Mohammed Hussamuddin in the finals.

Bisht defeated 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Hussamuddin 5-0 in a thrilling all-Indian final.

The Uttarakhand boxer gave a spectacular performance overcoming a cut sustained above his right eye to secure his maiden international gold in the bantamweight category. 

Hussamuddin had to settle for the silver medal, along with him Govind Kumar Sahani, Shiva Thapa and Dinesh Dagar also won silver medals in 49kg, 60kg and 69kg respectively.

Sahani was defeated by Thailand's Thitisan Panmod in the finals whereas Shiva Thapa and Dinesh Dagar suffered defeats at the hands of Arslan Khataev and Pat McCormack.

Sachin Siwach (52kg), Sumit Sangwan and Naveen Kumar (91kg) had to settle for the bronze medal after their semi-final losses.

At the end of the tournament, India has an impressive tally of medals, winning one gold, four silver, and three bronze. (ANI)