Boxing: 13 Indians enter semifinals of Asian Championships

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In Boxing, 13 Indians have entered the semifinals of the Asian Championships in Bangkok. The semifinals will be played on Thursday.

The boxers (seven men and six women) are assured of at least bronze medals after advancing to the last-four stage of the marquee continental championship. The performance has placed India ahead of powerhouses Kazakhstan- seven men and four women and China- two men and eight women.

The men in medal rounds are Deepak Singh (49 kilogram), Amit Panghal (52 kilogram), Kavinder Singh Bisht (56 kilogram), Shiva Thapa (60 kilogram), Ashish (69 kilogram), Ashish Kumar (75 kilogram) and Satish Kumar (91 kilogram).

Nikhat Zareen (51 kilogram), Manisha (54 kilogram), Sonia Chahal (57 kilogram), L Sarita Devi (60 kilogram), Simranjit Kaur (64 kilogram) and Pooja Rani (75 kilogram) make up India's representation in the women's semifinals.

Today is rest day in the tournament, being held simultaneously for men and women for the first time. (AIR NEWS)

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