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Manoj strikes gold, Shiva settles for silver at Nationals

first_img(Eds: updating with details)Visakhapatnam, Oct 30 (PTI) Manoj Kumar claimed his second successive National Championships gold but Shiva Thapa settled for a silver on an eventful day of summit clashes in the premier domestic boxing event here today.Manoj (69kg), competing for the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), got the better of Services Sports Control Boards (SSCB) Duryodhan Singh for his second successive gold at the event in a 4-1 decision.Another defending champion, Shiva, however, lost on a split verdict to SSCBs Manish Kaushik, settling for the silver medal in the lightweight (60kg) category. Shiva was competing for his home state Assam in the event.Manoj was adjudged the best boxer, while Manish was declared the most promising boxer.Kings Cup gold-medallist Shyam Kumar (49kg), who was representing RSPB, pulled off a close 3-2 win over Mizorams Nt Lalbiakkima in the final to claim the top honours.Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Mandeep Jangra, who is competing for the RSPB, won his maiden national title in the middleweight (75kg) category, after he out-punched Mizorams Vanhlimpuia 5-0.Asian Games bronze-medallist Satish, who turned up for the SSCB, defeated Haryanas Parvin Kumar 5-0 to claim the super heavyweight (+91kg) gold.In the other bouts of the day, SSCBs Madan Lal became the bantamweight (56kg) champion after edging past Goas Santosh Harijan 3-2 in a hard-fought contest.The light welterweight (64kg) crown went to SSCBs Dheeraj Rangi.Dheeraj did not even have to step inside the ring as his rival, Basant Thapa of Madhya Pradesh, gave him a walkover owing to an injury picked up his previous bout.advertisementSimilar was the case of Manish Panwar, who clinched the 81kg gold after a walkover from Delhi rival Neel Kamal.Haryana fetched just one gold medal in this edition with Naman picking up the heavyweight (91kg) top honours with a 5-0 win over Himachal Pradeshs Varinder Kumar.RSPBs Salman Sheikh beat Laldinmawia of Mizoram to claim the top honours in the 52kg division. PTI PM CM CMlast_img read more