Expertise at Asian Boxing C’ships can be helpful in Tokyo Olympics’ preparation: Pooja Rani  |  Photo Credit score: ANI
India boxer Pooja Rani (75kg), who efficiently defended her title on the 2021 Asian Boxing Championships on Sunday, feels the expertise of that includes within the match will assist in the preparation for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Pooja outpunched in-form Mavluda Movlonova at hand India its first gold of the match. The Olympics-bound pugilist was up in opposition to a robust Uzbekistan boxer, who got here into the match beating London Olympics medallist Marina Volnova within the last-4 stage.
“I’m feeling very completely happy as I received a gold medal right here. Final time too I had clinched the gold and I’m very completely happy to win successive medals,” stated Pooja within the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) video.
“This match can be helpful in preparation for the Olympics and I wish to thank BFI, TOPS, and SAI for the assistance,” she added.
Pooja confirmed nice sharpness and tactical brilliance and put stress on the opponent with well timed punches. She continued her relentless assault and left no probability for Uzbek boxer to combat again earlier than finishing a complete 5-0 victory and successful her second successive gold medal on the Asian Championships.
It’s also Pooja’s fourth medal on the championships after gold in 2019, silver in 2012 and a bronze in 2015. Earlier Mary Kom and Lalbuatsaihi completed their campaigns with silver medals after happening preventing of their respective semi-finals.
Whereas Mary Kom misplaced to the two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay by break up 2-3, Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) additionally gave her all in one other close-fought gold medal match, however could not handle to get previous Milana Safronova of Kazakhstan and suffered a 2-3 defeat to win silver medal in her maiden outing on the Championships.