New Delhi, April 10: Indian boxers Amit Panghal and Naman Tanwar have assured more medals for India after booking their place in the semi-finals of their respective weight category at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.
Amit defeated Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the men’s light flyweight (49 Kg) category at the prestigious quadrennial event. The Indian won the bout with decisions of 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 28-29 and 30-27 from the five judges.
Naman Tanwar defeated Frank Masoe of Samoa in a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make it to the last-four of the men’s heavyweight (91kg) category. Naman received 30-25, 30-26, 30-24, 30-24, 30-24 verdict from the five judges. Hussamuddin Mohammed defeated Zambia’s Everisto Mulenga 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the men’s 56 kg category. The Indian won the bout with decisions of 30-26, 30-26, 30-26, 30-25, and 30-26 from the five judges.
In another quarter-final clash, Veteran boxer Manoj Kumar outplayed Australia’s Terry Nickolas 4-1 in the 69 kg category. Kumar defeated the Australian 29-28, 27-30, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27 in a five-round bout. Another boxer Satish Kumar defeated Nigel Paul of Trinidad and Tobago 4-1 in men’s heavyweight (91kg) category. Kumar defeated Paul 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, 28-29, 29-28.
Earlier, MC Mary Kom (48kg) had assured herself of a medal at the event, winning her opening round clash. India is now standing at the third spot with 21 medals, including 11 gold, four silver, and six bronze.
(With agency inputs)