New Delhi, Sep 09, 2023, IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) 2019 World Championship silver medalist Manju Rani and 2019 World Championship bronze medalist Manish Kaushik stormed into the finals with identical unanimous wins on Friday at the 21st Mustafa Hajrulahovic Memorial tournament in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Manish (63kg) started the day for India against Afghanistan’s Mohammad Sarwari. Manish used his experience and was at his attacking best throughout the three rounds to outplay his opponent enroute the 5-0 victory.
Manish will now be up against Palestine’s Mohammed Soud in the finals.
Manju Rani (50kg) showed similar display of domination when she stepped in the ring against Petra Mezei of Hungary. Manju, with her quick moment and powerful punches proved to be too strong for the opponent as she sailed through to the finals with a convincing 5-0 win.
She will now face Sadia Bromand of Afghanistan in her quest to secure the gold medal.
Manju Rani (50kg), Barun Singh Shagolshem (51kg), Vinakshi (57kg), Akash Kumar (57kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Naveen Kumar (92kg) will be in action later today for their finals bout.
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