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Thailand International Boxing Tournament: Shyam Kumar gets walkover to claim gold medal in 49 kg category

Dusmatov Pulled Out Of The Bout Owing To An Injury, Giving The Indian His Second Gold Medal At The Event.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Apr 2017, 12:50:41 PM
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New Delhi :

Indian boxer K Shyam Kumar (49kg) clinched a gold medal at the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok without even stepping inside the ring for his summit clash on Saturday. 

Shyam, who won a gold at the 2015 edition of the event, was to take on Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the final.

However, Dusmatov pulled out of the bout owing to an injury, giving the Indian his second gold medal at the event.

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Earlier, Rohit Tokas (64kg) had lost in the semi-finals to settle for bronze medal. Incidentally, Rohit had won a bronze medal in the 2015 edition as well. India thus finished the tournament with two medals.

The country had sent a seven-strong team for the event, of which four boxers lost in the opening round. 

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First Published : 08 Apr 2017, 12:37:00 PM