- Indian Women Boxers won 7 medals, including 5 gold, at the Black Forest Cup.
- Neha (54kg) of Haryana and Anju Devi (50kg) of Karnataka won the best boxer and promising player of the tournament respectively.
- India were announced at the best team of the tournament.
India’s junior women boxers bagged 7 medals, including 5 gold, making India the best team of the tournament at the Black Forest Cup in Villingen, Schwenningen, Germany.
Neha (54kg) of Haryana and Anju Devi (50kg) of Karnataka won the best boxer and promising player of the tournament respectively.
Junior ??Boxer Neha (54kg) was awarded "Best Boxer" of the Tournament and
Kh. Anju Devi (50Kg) was chosen as the "Most Promising Boxer" of the 5th #BlackForestCup2019 Tournament in Germany. Way to go Girls!
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— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) June 24, 2019
H Ambeshori Devi (57kg), Tamanna (48kg), and Preeti Dahiya (60kg) were the other pugilists who clinched gold medals from the 13-member strong Indian contingent.
On her way to the yellow metal, Tamanna had to face some stiff competition from Ukraine’s Daria. However, she prevailed with a 4-1 victory. However, it was not a similar case for Neha, who dominated her Lithuanian opponent Kara Kornelija and ultimately won by RSC in Round 1.
Anju Devi knocked down Germany’s Fatima by 5-0 whereas Preeti and Ambeshori were equally magnificent in their 60 kg and 57 kg summit clashes respectively. While Preeti beat Germany’s Tutal Lutfiye by 5-0, Ambeshori thumped Hungary’s Varga Beata by a similar scoreline.
Then in the final of the 52 kg category, Tannu bowed out of the competition after fighting 2-3 to Germany’s Lara to settle for the silver medal. However, Aashreya Dinesh Naik could not do the same in the 63 kg category against local favourite Heck Jenin. The latter ultimately won by a 5-0 margin.
Ten countries had taken part in the competition. This included the likes of India, Germany, Kazakhstan, Greece, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Mongolia, and Poland.
As a result of the powerful performances by the pugilists, the Indian contingent was awarded with the best team trophy.
However, this is not the first time that the Indian pugilists have done us proud in the recent while. Earlier last month, the boxers had taken the Indian Open by storm, winning a record number of medals in the competition. Numerically speaking, the team had won 12 out of the 18 medals at the marquee tournament. India Open also saw Mary Kom make a winning debut in the 51 kg weight class. She had won a gold then.