The Nepali girls and Bhutan’s best male boxer Tashi Wangdi impressed in the second day of the South Asian Games
The second competition day of the 13th edition of the South Asian Games was held in the capital city of Nepal in Kathmandu where 14 contests were in the official program. The Nepali female boxers have done perfect day in Kathmandu where Bhutan’s No.1 Tashi Wangdi also impressed.
Altogether 24 female and 49 male boxers will be attending in the multisport event in Kathmandu. Nepal hosted the South Asian Games in Kathmandu in 1999 and after 20 years of break the event returned to their capital city. The last edition of the South Asian Games was held in Shillong, India on February 2016.
India is the boxing power in the South Asian region and some of their stars are involved to attend in the Games, but Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, host Nepal and Bangladesh also have experienced hopes. The boxing tournament of the South Asian Games is scheduled in six female and ten men’s weight classes in Kathmandu.
India’s Srinivasan Kalaivani won her second contest in Kathmandu India’s has got excellent female boxers at the light flyweight (48kg) where Manju Rani achieved silver medal in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude. Their Srinivasan Kalaivani received the right at the very first time to attend in such a big international event as the South Asian Games. The Indian Open International Tournament bronze medallist 20-year-old youngster stopped Pakistan’s Rabia Batool on Day1 and she continued her winning path against Bhutan’s Tandin Lhamo. The Indian youngster will be meeting for the title with Nepal’s Lalita Maharjan who eliminated Sri Lanka’s Nadeeka Pushpakumara.
Nepal’s female power impressed in the second day of boxing Following Lalita Maharjan’s success, Nepal’s Minu Gurung also advanced to the final of a female category. The Nepali bantamweight (54kg) boxer was too smart for Bangladesh’s Onita Islam and will be meeting for the title with India’s Shiksha who defeated Sri Lanka’s Muthuthanthri Sajeewani Cooray. Nepal’s third female finalist will be Sangita Sunar who had to do her very best to beat Sri Lanka’s Keshani Kasthuri Hansika at the women’s lightweight (60kg) which contest she won by split decision.
Bhutan’s Tashi Wangdi used his excellent footwork to win his semi-final The men’s light flyweight (49kg) is traditionally strong in the South Asian region and Bhutan’s No.1 impressed in the semi-finals of the Games. Tashi Wangdi, who claimed bronze medal in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament this July, used his unpredictable footwork to land punches when he met with Bangladesh’s Mohamed Sojib Hossain. Bhutan’s best male boxer will be meeting for the gold medal with India’s Vinod Tanwar who defeated Nepal’s No.1 Sushil Thapa Magar.
India’s Sachin eliminated his main rival at the men’s bantamweight (56kg) India’s Sachin Siwach Singh was AIBA Youth World Champion in 2016 and since then he moved up from the light flyweight (49kg) up to the bantamweight (56kg). The 20-year-old super talented Indian used his longer hands to keep the safest fighting distance against Pakistan’s Naqeeb Ullah. Sachin won all of the rounds in the scorecards and will be meeting for the title with Bangladesh’s Mohamed Robin Mia who defeated Nepal’s veteran Puran Rai in a hectic bout. India’s AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik, Ankit Khatana (75kg) and Gaurav Chauhan (81kg) also won their semi-finals in Kathmandu.
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