AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship: Manju Rani wins silver
Debutant Manju Rani (48kg) wins the silver medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship 2019 in Ulan Ude, Russia
Debutant Manju Rani (48kg) wins the silver medal at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championship 2019 in Ulan Ude, Russia on Sunday after going down 1-4 against the host nation's second-seeded boxer Ekaterinal Paltceva in the final.
Manju was the lone Indian to enter the final, while six-time champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) and two others signed off with bronze medals in the World Women’s Boxing Championships here today. Sixth-seeded Rani defeated Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat 4-1 in her semifinal bout.
I just a matter of ten months, Manju had her fairytale run which took her a long way. In January, in her maiden attempt, Manju clinched the gold medal at the senior national boxing championship in Vijayanagar. It was followed by a silver medal at the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria -- also her maiden international outing. Then she went on to win two bronze medals in the India Open and Thailand Open. However, the World Championship silver makes her the new queen of Indian boxing.