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Sonia Lather won silver in Women’s World Boxing Championships

Though she reached the finals in the 57kg category, she was defeated by the gold medalist Mesiano Alessia of Italy 2-1.

May 31, 2016 18:24 IST
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Indian boxer Sonia Lather on 27 May 2016 won the silver medal at the AIBA Women's World Championships in Astana.

Though she reached the finals in the 57kg category, she was defeated by the gold medalist Mesiano Alessia of Italy 2-1.

India's last gold at the bi-annual event came in 2010 when MC Mary Kom finished on top in the 48kg category to clinch her fifth world title.

About the championships

• The 2016 championships was the 9th edition of the Women’s World Boxing Championship.

• It was conducted by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) in Kazakhstan capital Astana between 19 May and 27 May 2016.

• While Kazakhstan finished on top of the table with 4 golds and 2 bronze medals, China was the runners-up with two medals of each rank.

• Sonia Lather was the lone medal winner in the tournament.

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