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Indian pugilists Sarjubala and Saweety won Silver at World Women Boxing Championships

Nov 24, 2014 16:48 IST

Indian Women Boxers Sarjubala Devi and Saweety on 24 November 2014 won Silver medals at the 8th World Women's Boxing Championships, in Jeju, South Korea.

In the final of the 48kg division, Sarjubala lost to Nazym Kyzaibay of Kazakhstan, 0-3. While, in the 81kg final, Saweety lost to China's Xiaoli Yang, 0-3.

Their silver win has helped India to improve its performance from a bronze, won in the previous edition to a couple of silvers in the 8th edition of the championships.

2014 Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships was held at the Halla Gymnasium of Jeju City, South Korea between 13 and 25 November 2014.

Sarjubala Devi
Sarjubala Devi born on 1 June 1993 is an Indian woman boxer from Manipur. She joined boxing at school in 2005, after being inspired form the stories of Mary Kom's success, two years later, she joined a Sports Authority of India training centre in her city, Imphal India.

She won the world youth championships in 2011 and later went on to win the senior national championships in 2011.

 

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