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Akhil strikes gold on CWG debut
March 25, 2006 13:15 IST
Last Updated: March 25, 2006 15:48 IST
India's Akhil Kumar claimed a Commonwealth Games gold medal on his debut appearance as he won the Bantamweight 54 kg final in Melbourne on Saturday.
Kumar beat Louis Richard Bruno Julie of Mauritius 20:12 in the final bout.
Harpreet Singh and Vijender though had to be content with a silver medals in their respective categories.
Harpreet went down 10:25 in the 91 kg final to local favourite Bradley Michael Pitt at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre while Vijender lost the Welterweight 69 kg 33:26 to Bongani Mwelase of South Africa.