India’s ace boxer Alfiya Khan bagged a gold in the 81 plus weight category to continue the dominant show of the Indian women boxers at the Asian Boxing Championship in Amman, Jordan.
The judges disqualified her final rival, Jordan’s Islam Husaili, in the opening round ending India’s women’s boxing campaign with a total of seven medals.
Lovlina Borgohain, who won the bronze medal at Tokyo 2020, defeated Ruzmetova Sokhiba of Uzbekistan 5-0 in the women’s 75 kg final to win her maiden Asian Championship gold medal.
Silver medalist Saweety Boora from the world championships, and bronze medalist Parveen from the 2022 Olympics, took home gold, while Minakshi had to settle for silver. In the women’s 81kg, Sweety Boora, who took home silver in 2015 and bronze in 2016, defeated Gulsaya Yerzhan of Kazakhstan 5-0. In women’s 63 kg, Parveen, 22, defeated Kito Mai of Japan 5-0 to win her maiden Asian medal.
In the women’s 52kg division, Minakshi finished with a silver medal after falling to Japanese bronze medalist Kinoshita Rinka, who was competing in the event, 4-1.