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I dedicate this to my country: Amit Panghal

September 22, 2019 12:34 IST

Amit Panghal

IMAGE: Amit Panghal said that he will always strive to win medals for the country. Photograph: BFI/Twitter

Amit Panghal, first Indian boxer in the men's category to clinch the silver medal in the World Championship held in Russia.

After his historic feat, Panghal said that he will always strive to win medals for the country.

 

The 23-year-old boxer posted a video on Twitter and said "I hoped for gold, but I lacked in some departments today. But I will work very hard to overcome my weakness. I will always strive to win medals for the country, winning awards is not a big deal, but winning medals will always be my prime focus. It is good for boxing in the country as we are winning medals continuously".

“Nonetheless, it is the biggest medal of my career, I dedicate this to my country,” he added.

"Heartiest Congratulations to boxer Amit Panghal on becoming the first Indian male boxer to clinch the World Championship Silver medal. You have made us proud," former President Pranab Mukherjee tweeted.

Senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje also extended greetings to Panghal and said, "You've created history Amit Panghal. Keep it up champ!"

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