Boxing Current Affairs - 2019

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Cologne Boxing World Cup 2019

India finished its campaign at the Cologne Boxing World Cup 2019 with a haul of five medals. The Cologne Boxing World Cup 2019 was held at Cologne, Germany.

Indian Medal Tally

  • Meena Kumari Maisnam (54kg) won the only gold medal for India in the tournament.
  • It was the only bout of the tournament for the Manipur pugilist Meena Kumari as she had been directly placed in the final due to a smaller draw.
  • Youth world champion Sakshi (57kg) and India Open gold medallist Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) lost their final bouts and finished with silver medals.
  • Pinki Rani (51kg) and Parveen (60kg) won bronze medals after losing their semi-final bouts.

Cologne Boxing World Cup earlier known as Chemistry Cup witnessed participation from more than 20 nations and 160 boxers in seven women and ten men weight classes. It is one of the strongest international events in Europe with nearly 50 years of traditions. The first edition was held in 1970.

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ESPN India Multi-Sport Awards 2018

The ESPN Multi-Sport Awards recognised achievements across 11 categories, of which winners across 10 categories were selected by an independent 14-member jury.

The Winners are:

Sportsperson of the Year (Male) – Neeraj Chopra (Athletics)

Sportsperson of the Year (Female) – P V Sindhu (Badminton)

Comeback of the Year – Saina Nehwal (Badminton)

Coach of the Year – Jaspal Rana (Shooting)

Emerging Sportsperson of the Year – Saurabh Chaudhary (Shooting)

Team of the Year – Women’s team (Table tennis)

Match of the Year – Amit Panghal vs Hasanboy Dusmatov (Boxing)

Differently-abled athlete of the Year – Ekta Bhyan (Para-athletics)

Moment of the Year – Women’s 4x400m relay

Lifetime Achievement Award – Pradip Kumar Banerjee (Football).

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