Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gold Rush...

Indian Boxers punched well to bag all the 6 possible Golds in Commonwealth finals this time. With this they surpassed the previous maximum count of 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze they won in 2005 at Scotland. 
Paramjeet Samota(91+ kg), Amandeep Singh(49 kg), Suranjoy Singh(52 kg), Jai Bhagwan(60 kg), Vijender Singh(75 kg) won their bouts comprehensively while the sixth one Dinesh Kumar(81 kg) was awarded gold as his opponent Johnson withdrew due to elbow injury. 
World No.1 Vijender with bleeding nose from first round punch from opponent Buglioni, was expected to struggle but he fought with grit to defeat the English with 13-3. “I was a bit nervous thinking that the referee might stop the bout because of my bleeding nose. However, the support of the home crowd spurred me to carry on,” said Vijender, who was adjudged the best boxer of the meet. 
India emerged as the best team with 36 points surpassing England with 23 points(3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze). Meanwhile England's Weaver became the most promising boxer of the tournament. 
It was really glorious day for Indian sports. All the 6 boxers played with fury and clinched all the six. 
Chak De India

1 comment:

  1. I guess the 3-1 lead in the first round helped Vijender to win the game despite injuring his nose.. Great & historical win finally.. Chak De India..