World Championship bronze medalists Jamuna Boro of Assam scored a convincing 5-0 win over Nagaland’s Nirmal in the women’s 57kg category at the 36th National Games here on Thursday.
Her state mate and former World Youth Champion Ankushita Boro also advanced to the next round after registering an RSC win over Telangana’s Niharika Gonella in the women’s 66kg preliminary event.
In another welter-weight contest, local girl Paramjit Kaur registered a dominating RSC win over Tamil Nadu’s Ace Pragati, who braved a standing count of eight from the referee in the second round to continue the contest. Ultimately, Paramjit took an easy outing to ensure his smooth sailing to the next round.
In other women’s events, Rajasthan’s Sapna Sharma (57kg), Haryana’s Poonam (57kg), Manipur’s Sameem Band Khulkapham (57kg), Rajasthan’s Lalita (66kg) and Delhi’s Anjali Tushir (66kg) registered victories.
Among men, Haryana’s Sagar defeated Pondicherry’s Prabaran by RSC in the third round of the welterweight 67 kg division. In other events, Himachal Pradesh’s Chander Mohan (67 kg), Karnataka’s Ryan MD (67 kg), Delhi’s Bunty Singh (75 kg) registered wins.
Telangana’s Parvesh Musharraf beat Assam’s Bastab Chetia in the men’s heavyweight 92kg category while Punjab’s Kanwarpreet Singh also advanced after receiving a walkover from home boxer Rizwan Nisar Ahmed. Assam’s Roshan Sonar lost to Maharashtra’s Reynolds Joseph in the super heavyweight category.