Indian boxer Nandini (+81kg) ended with a bronze medal within the 73rd Strandja Memorial Match in Sofia, Bulgaria after taking place to former world champion Lazzat Kungeibayeva of Kazakhstan within the semifinals. Nandini misplaced 0-5 within the bout held late on Friday evening (February 25).

Former youth world champion Nikhat Zareen (52kg) and Nitu (48kg) are the one Indians left in fray after they superior to the finals of their respective weight classes. Whereas Zareen defeated Tokyo Olympics and world championship silver-medallist Buse Naz Cakiroglu, Nitu pummelled her Ukrainian rival Hanna Okhota, who threw within the towel on the finish of the second spherical in bouts held final night.

The 2 will combat their remaining bouts on Sunday (February 27). Nitu will likely be up in opposition to Italy’s Erika Prisciandaro, a former youth world championship bronze-medallist. Zareen will sq. off in opposition to Ukraine’s Tetiana Kob, a three-time European Championships medallist, together with a gold again in 2009. Zareen had received a gold medal on the Strandja Memorial’s 2019 version.

India received two medals within the final version with Deepak Kumar and Naveen Boora securing silver and bronze respectively. The efficiency of the lads’s squad was underwhelming this time with not one of the seven in fray managing to enter the medal rounds.

In all, the match featured over 450 boxers from 36 nations, together with conventional powerhouses corresponding to Kazakhstan, Italy, Russia, France and Ukraine, the place Russia launched a army operation on Thursday regardless of international attraction for restraint.


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