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Pinki Jangra brings India's first boxing medal

Posted on Aug 01 2014 | IANS

Glasgow, Aug 1 : Pinki Jangra brought home India's first boxing medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games though she lost her women's 48-51 kg semi-final bout and had to settle for the bronze at the SECC Hall here Friday.

The Haryana pugilist gave a tough fight to Michaela Walsh but the Northern Ireland woman's height and better reach helped her win all the four rounds of two minutes each.

While Judge A gave both the boxers a total of 38 points from the available 40, Judge B gave Michaela a perfect 40, four more than Pinki. Judge C too ruled in favour of Michaela, awarding her 39 points to Pinki's 37.

Pinki made it to the Commonwealth Games after knocking out Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom in the qualifiers held in India.

L. Sarita Devi, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh will fight in their respective semi-final bouts later in the day.

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