27 April,Palembang , Indonesia
India have been crowned for the first time as the champions in the 22nd President’s Cup Boxing Tournament being held at Palembang, Indonesia.
Rakesh Kumar in 69 kg weight class and Harpal Singh in 75kg category struck gold on the final day of the competition as Indian team logged 33 points to finish ahead of second-placed Mongolia.
Gold medal from Rakesh and Harpal took the country’s total tally to four gold and a bronze at the end of the event.
Earlier, Shamjetsabam Sarjubala in 48 kg and Pinki Jangra in 51 kg weight class had clinched the yellow metal in the women’s competition of the tournament.
Manish Kumar was the other pugilist in 60kg category who settled for a bronze medal after losing in the semifinals. More than 130 boxers from 30 countries had participated in this tournament.