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Sachin settles for silver at Asian youth boxing

July 07, 2017 15:30 IST

World youth champion Sachin Siwach (49kg) pocketed the silver medal after going down in the final of the Asian Youth Boxing Championship in Bangkok on Friday.

Image of a boxing ringIndia thus finished the tournament with a silver and five bronze medals, gold eluding the country for a second successive edition.

Sachin lost the bout to Uzbekistan's Samandar Kholmurodov in a unanimous 5-0 verdict.

Earlier, Ankit Kumar (60kg), Naveen Boora (69kg), Harshpreet Sahrawat (+91kg), Mohammed Etash Khan (56kg) and Sachin (75kg) had lost in the semi-finals to settle for bronze medals.

The 17-year-old Sachin had the height advantage against Kholmurodov but was taken by surprise by the lightening pace at which his rival came at him.

Sachin did stage a recovery in the third round, connecting his jabs better but that could not tilt the overall verdict in his favour.

The tournament featured 120 boxers from 23 countries.

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