Pinki Rani, Monica Saun Lose in World Women's Boxing Championships

In a draining battle, Pinki lost steam much earlier than expected and was visibly slow in her movement after being knocked down once by Sagataeva in the second round.

Updated: November 19, 2014 14:33 IST
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File photo of boxer Pinki Rani.


Jeju, Korea: On a thoroughly disappointing day for Indian boxers at the World Women's Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Pinki Rani (51kg) and Monica Saun (75kg) crashed out after losing their respective bouts here on Wednesday.

Pinki Rani, who came in for injured five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist MC Mary Kom, opened the proceedings for India in a second-round contest.

The youngster from Haryana, who has shown promise, found the going tough against her Russian rival Saiana Sagataeva after displaying some spark in the opening two minutes.

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