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Indian boxer Shyam Kumar claims gold after walkover in Thailand International

India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 08, 2017 17:27 IST ]
Indian boxer Shyam Kumar claims gold after walkover in Thailand International

Without fighting a single bout in the ring, an Indian boxer K Shyam Kumar (49kg) on Saturday has clinched a gold medal at the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok.

Shyam, who won a gold at the 2015 edition of the event, was to take on Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in the final.

However, Dusmatov pulled out of the bout owing to an injury, giving the Indian his second gold medal at the event.

Earlier, Rohit Tokas (64kg) had lost in the semi-finals to settle for bronze medal. Incidentally, Rohit had won a bronze medal in the 2015 edition as well. India thus finished the tournament with two medals.

 

The country had sent a seven-strong team for the event, of which four boxers lost in the opening round.

(With inputs from PTI)

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