Vishwanath received the higher of Tajikistan’s Meroj Zoidov by a 4-1 cut up choice within the 48kg quarter-final to safe his second consecutive medal on the prestigious continental championships. Alternatively, Raman (51 kg) additionally confirmed his medal by beating Jordan’s Yazan Albitar in a powerful 5-0 victory.
Final version’s silver medalist Vishwanath, who obtained a bye within the first spherical, confirmed nice tactical brilliance in opposition to aggressive opponents Tajikistan. In an intense battle, the Indian, along with his nice defensive expertise and show of counter-attacking, nevertheless, managed to carry on to the lead in every of the three rounds.
In the meantime, Raman had a comparatively straightforward job in opposition to the house favourite. Regardless of a frightening problem from the opponent, he stored management earlier than convincingly successful the match.
Vishwanath and Raman will face Uzbek boxers Miralijon Mavlonov and Khujanazar Nortojiev respectively within the semifinals on Friday.
Later within the night, 5 different younger boxers – Anand Yadav (54 kg), Ayush (57 kg), Rudra Pratap Singh (60 kg), Vanshaj (63.5 kg) and Anjani Kumar Mummana (67 kg) – will face off within the quarter-finals of the match, the place the lads’s and girls’s age teams – youth and junior – are performed collectively.
Within the junior boys part, three Indian boxers, Jayant Dagar (54kg), Chetan (57kg) and Yashwardhan Singh (60kg), made their manner into the final 4 stage whereas Lovepreet Singh (50kg) exited after struggling a defeat in opposition to Kazakhstan. Bek Zholdasbek by RSC verdict.
Whereas Chetan outclassed Iraq’s Murtadha Hamad by unanimous choice, Jayant needed to work laborious of their slender 3-2 victory over Kyrgyzstan’s Pansher Aliakhmed. Yashwardhan obtained an upset in opposition to Kuwait’s Mohammad Alenzi.
The celebrated continental match witnessed sturdy competitors attended by 352 boxers from 21 nations together with India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The finals shall be performed on March 13 and 14.
Supply: CIB press launch
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