India’s run at the World Boxing Championships has come to an end with a record four medals after Manju Rani bagged a silver medal post losing her 48 Kg category final match on Sunday.
The 19-year-old pugilist, who was making her maiden appearance in the World Championships, lost the gold medal bout 1-4 against second-seeded Ekaterina Paltceva of Russia. Her silver medal is India’s best performance in the competition in this edition.
Notably, Manju had thrashed Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand 4-1 in the semi-final. With her win in the semi-final, she had become the first Indian in 18 years to enter the final in maiden appearance at the World Championships. Four Indian boxers were in contention on Saturday but only Manju had made her way into the finals/
India thus finished the competition with one silver medal and three bronze medals after Jamuna Boro, Lovlina Borgohain and MC Mary Kom clinched the bronze medals in their respective categories on Saturday.