Silver lining for Gaurav Chauhan,
Silver lining for Gaurav Chauhan, Jyoti Gulia as Indian boxers bag 5 medals in Hungary
President’s Cup silver medallist Gaurav Chauhan (91kg) and former youth world champion Jyoti Gulia (51kg) claimed silver medals as India finished a superb campaign with 4 silver medals and 1 bronze at the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament Debrecen in Hungary earlier this month.
Chauhan went down fighting against Kazakhstan’s Aibek Oralbay in the final after getting a walkover in the semi-finals. Gaurav lost his bout 0-4 in a unanimous verdict. Former youth world champion Jyoti Gulia (51kg) also won the silver medal in a hard-fought 2-3 loss to Russia’s Soluianova Svetlana that showed her fighting spirit and tenacity.
Two other Indian pugilists, Manisha (57kg) and PL Prasad (52kg) also clinched silver medals at the championships. While Asian Championships bronze medallist Manisha lost her final match against World Boxing Championships silver medallist, Russia’s Liudmila Vorontsova, Prasad lost his final bout to Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan in unanimous verdicts. Sachin earned the solitary bronze for his country in the 57kg category at the championships.