Amit Panghal prouds India with a silver medal
New Delhi : Amit Panghal became the first Indian male boxer to win a silver medal at World Boxing Championships. He faced defeat against Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov in the 52kg category final on Sunday. The southpaw suffered a defeat via a unanimous decision (0:5).
Silver for AMIT!🥈— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) September 21, 2019
A historic outing for 🇮🇳as the #AIBAWorldBoxingChampionships campaign comes to an end with a Silver and a Bronze Medal. First time ever, India will come home with two medals and a Silver for the first time won by #AmitPanghal.
Panghal gave all of himself against the tall opponent but fell short when it came to connecting accurately.
The silver here marks a new high for the boxer from Rohtak, who has been simply unstoppable since breaking into the national scene with a bronze in the 2017 Asian Championships.
Before him, India has never won a silver medal in the championship.
The past medal-winners at the big event are Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011), Shiva Thapa (2015) and Gaurav Bidhuri (2017).
This time, India was among nine countries, out of a total of 78, which had their boxers in the finals. Uzbekistan topped the finalists count with four boxers.