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Indian boxing: RSPB bag team title at women’s nationals with 12 medals


The Railway Sports Promotion Board defended their team championship title as the fifth Elite Women’s National Boxing Championships came to an end on Wednesday at the St Joseph’s International School in Hisar.

Team RSPB concluded the event with 12 medals, including five gold, six silver, and one bronze, and remarkably, the RSPB boxers won medals in every single weight category, making it a performance to remember.

The final day of the event, which was hosted by the Boxing Federation of India in association with the Haryana Boxing Sangh, also witnessed dominating performances from Haryana’s Pooja Rani, the two-time Asian champion, who convincingly defeated RSPB’s Nupur 5-0 in the 81kg category as well as her statemate Neetu, who pulled off an upset win by unanimous margin over World Championships silver medalist Manju Rani of RSPB in the 48kg category.

The 2016 World Championships silver medallist Sonia Lather led the RSPB’s domination as she registered a comfortable 5-0 win over Manisha of All India Police in the 57kg category.

Later In the 60kg category, Meena Rani handed the team its second gold when she staved off a stiff challenge from Haryana’s Jaismine to win the match 3-2. Jaismine was given the best challenger award for her impressive show.

Anamika (50kg), Shiksha (54kg)…

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