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CWG 2022: Boxers Nitu Ghanghas, Amit Panghal win gold medals for India

7/08/2022 at 4:32 PM

Birmingham, Aug 7 (IANS): Indian boxers Nitu Ghanghas, Amit Panghal won gold medals for the country at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Sunday after winning their respective finals in different categories, here on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Nitu beat England’s Demie-Jade Resztan 5-0 in the women’s over 45kg-48kg (minimumweight) category to clinch gold. This is her first CWG medal and she is also a two-time world youth champion.

On the other hand, Amit defeated England’s Kiaran MacDonald 5-0 on points in the final of the men’s flyweight category, thus winning his first-ever gold medal at the Games. This is his second medal at the Games overall, having won a silver in the previous edition in Gold Coast.

The gold is a massive boost for 26-year-old Amit, who had faced a shock opening round loss in the Olympics last year.

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