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Nikhat Zareen gets a buy in the first round to play in the quarter

Sophia: Top Indian female boxer Nikhat Zareen launches her campaign here at the 73rd Strandja Memorial Tournament in a quarter-final match. Meanwhile, Sumit and Anjali Tushir will face tough opponents in their respective opening rounds.

The Strandja Memorial Tournament, Europe’s oldest international boxing event, will take place from February 20th to 28th.

25-year-old Saleen from Telangana, who won the gold medal in the 2019 edition, received a bye-bye in the 52kg opening round. Apart from Saleen, Nandini (+ 81kg) is another Indian who appears directly in the last eight. But in the 66kg class, Tusir will face a tough challenge in the opening round from two-time world championship medalist Saadat Dalgatowa of Russia.

Among men, 2021 World Championship bronze medalist Akash Kumar says goodbye in the 67kg opening round and Sumit (75kg) draws to launch a campaign against World Championship silver medalist Dzhambulat Bizhamov. Was done.

An Indian delegation of 17 members, including 7 men and 10 women, is the 73rd in progress of the tournament, the first in the Golden Belt series and the International Boxing Association’s World Boxing Tour-style test event. Participating in the edition.

Varinder Singh (60kg) begins India’s challenge to Russia’s Artur Subkhankulov. Meanwhile, Sumit, Lakshya Chahar (86kg) and Narender Berwal (+ 92kg) are other Indians active on the first day.

With more than 450 boxers competing from 36 countries, including strong boxing nations such as Kazakhstan, Italy, Russia and France, this tournament is the first Indian boxer exposure trip of the year.

India won two medals in the previous edition, with Deepak Kumar and Naveen Boora winning silver and bronze, respectively.

https://www.siasat.com/strandja-memorial-nikhat-zareen-gets-first-round-bye-to-play-in-quarters-2278915/ Nikhat Zareen gets a buy in the first round to play in the quarter

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