India off to a good start at World Military Games in China

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In Boxing, World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal won his opening bout in the men's flyweight (52kg) category as the boxers gave India a good start in the 7th CISM World Military Games in Wuhan, China today.

Panghal beat Douglas Andrade of Brazil 4-1, while Chirag (56kg) defeated Zambia's Katanga Christopher 5-0.

In the men's light fly category (49kg), Deepak got a walkover against Iran's Abaszadeh Ali while Satish Kumar also won his super heavyweight category (91kg) bout against Brazil's Nascimento Cosme 3-2.

However, Sandeep Kumar lost his 64kg bout against Uzbekistan's Rasulov Jakhongir 0-5. Aman (60kg) and Harsh Lakara (81kg) also suffered defeats.

India had sent a contingent of 54 participants in nine sports -- Archery, boxing, diving, modern pentathlon, shooting, track and field, gymnastics and tennis -- in the competition.

A total of 9,308 military personnel from 109 countries are competing in the World Military Games. (AIR)

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