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Nanao, Dilbag enter medal rounds of Russian boxing event

May 18, 2013 17:03 IST

Thokhom Nanao Singh (49kg) and Dilbag Singh (69kg) gave a flying start to India's campaign by entering the semi-finals to assure themselves of medals at the Khabarovsk International Boxing Tournament in Khabarovsk, Russia.

Reigning national champion and National Games gold-medallist Nanao was in fine form as he devoured Ladon Rogen of the Philippines in what turned out to be a one-sided contest.

The 22-year-old, with his combination punches and excellent ring movement, made it if very difficult for the Philippines boxer to settle down and find his rhythm.

Nanao SinghThe Indian went on to make a place in the semi-finals with a 12-8 win. In the round of four, he will take on Ri Chung Hyok of DPR Korea.

Later, multiple-time national champion and 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Dilbag Singh (69kg) delivered a superlative performance against Szilvai Laszlo of Hungary.

He emerged victorious with a score of 17-6, relying mostly on his straight punches and counter-attacks.

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