Gaurav Solanki beat Northern Eire’s Brendan Irvine to clinch the gold medal. © AFP
Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki gained the gold medal within the males’s 52kg class on the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday. Solanki gained a tricky, quick paced, tactical battle by a cut up Four to 1 verdict in opposition to the spectacular Brendan Irvine of Northern Eire within the ultimate. In the meantime, India’s Manish Kaushik (60kg) and Amit Panghal (46-49kg) needed to be content material with silver after shedding the ultimate bouts of their respective weight-class. Kaushik narrowly went right down to Harry Garside of Australia in a really aggressive ultimate whereas Amit misplaced to Galal Yafai of England.
Solanki provided the golden touch, pulling it off Four-1 over Northern Eire’s Brendan Irvine. The Indian misplaced the third spherical however did simply sufficient within the first two to stroll away with a gold medal on his debut on the Video games.
“Today I’m dedicating my medal to my mum, but I want to represent India at the (Tokyo) 2020 Olympics and to be there when they raise the Indian flag,” the 22-year-old stated wanting forward.
Nonetheless, luck was not on aspect of both Amit or Manish, each of whom went down in cut up verdicts.
Amit, who was chasing his third successive worldwide gold, was overwhelmed by England’s European silver-medallist Galal Yafai.
“I am disappointed with the result. I thought it was 50-50 bout,” Amit stated after his loss.
Manish, then again, misplaced 2-Three to native favorite Harry Garside, once more on a cut up determination. Each the boxers gave their all within the bouts however couldn’t get the judges’ nod.