Turkey: Indian boxers won three gold medals at the Ahmet Comert Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey today. Simranjit Kaur (64kg), Monika (48kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (81kg) won the gold medals.
Simranjit, a former national medallist, defeated Turkey’s Sema Caliskan in her category while in the light fly category, while Monika won against Ayse Cagirer of Turkey. Similarly, Bhagyabati beat Turkey’s Selma Karakoyun to win the gold medal in the light heavyweight category.
However, Pinki Jangra (51kg), the former Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, had to settle for silver as she lost to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey to sign off second in the tournament.
World Championship silver medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) too, settled for a bronze.
Bhagyabati was declared the most scientific boxer of the tournament while the Indian women’s team finished third.