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Indian Boxer Hussamuddin lifts silver at 68th Strandja Memorial

India Thus Ended With Three Medals At The Event After Amit Phangal (49kg) And Meena Kumari Maisnam (54kg) Lost Their Respective Semifinals To Settle For Bronze Medals.

PTI | Updated on: 27 Feb 2017, 12:26:08 PM
Hussamuddin settles for silver at Strandja Memorial

New Delhi:

Mohamed Hussamuddin lost a closely-contested final to settle for a silver medal as India signed off with three medals at the 68th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Hussamuddin was beaten 2-3 by Ukraine’s Mykola Butsenko in the bantamweight (56kg) final.

India thus ended with three medals at the event after Amit Phangal (49kg) and Meena Kumari Maisnam (54kg) lost their respective semifinals to settle for bronze medals.

India had sent a 15-strong squad comprising 10 men and 5 women for the event which featured over 200 boxers from 31 countries.

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First Published : 27 Feb 2017, 12:13:00 PM