Commonwealth Games: Vijender Singh Leads India in Boxing Finals

Star boxer Vijender Singh, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Sarita Devi have stormed into the boxing finals at Commonwealth Games 2014, assuring India at least four more medals.

updated: August 02, 2014 11:58 IST
  • Total Shares
Vijender Singh India
Indian boxer Vijender Singh in action during CWG 2014

© AP

Glasgow: Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them storming into the finals of their respective weight categories in the boxing event of Commonwealth Games on Friday. (CWG Day 9 Wrap | Highlights | Results | Medal Tally)

Star boxer Vijender produced yet another dominating performance against Connor Coyle of Northern Ireland in the men's middleweight (75kg) in a unanimous 3-0 verdict by the judges to book a place in the final and lead an Indian charge on the penultimate day of boxing competitions. (Seema Punia bags Discus silver, Krishna Poonia finishes fifth)

Mandeep Jangra (men's 69kg), Laishram Devendro Singh (men's 46-49kg) and L Sarita Devi (women's 57- 60kg) also boxed their way to the finals while Pinki Rani (women's 51kg) lost her semifinal bout to settle for a bronze. (Sharath Kamal-Anthony Amalraj bag silver in table tennis men's doubles)

Show Full Article