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A grand double for RSPB

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— Photo: S.S. Kumar

WINNING SMILES: Dilbag Singh (left) and Sarita Devi were adjudged the best.

CHENNAI: Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) bagged the men’s and women’s titles in the 11th SRM-Federation Cup boxing championship, which concluded at the SRM University Campus, Kattankulathur near here on Friday.

The Railways men’s team, with 32 points, grabbed four gold, two silver and three bronze medals while its women’s counterpart (38) took home seven gold, one silver and one bronze medal. Railways men pushed the defending champion Services Sports Control Board (28) to the second spot. Haryana (16 points) finished second in the distaff category.

Tamil Nadu bagged a lone gold medal through Soniya, who defeated Jerina of Manipur in the pin weight category final. The host ended up with five third place finishes.

Dilbag Singh of RSPB and Sarita Devi of Manipur got the best boxers awards in the men’s and women’s sections. The winner and runner-up teams received Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 30,000 respectively.

P. Sathyanarayanan, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University, gave away the prizes.

The results (finals): Women: pin: Soniya (TN) bt W. Jerina (Man) RSC OS; lightfly: Kanaka Durga (AP) bt Kalpana (RSPB) 17-10; fly: Chhotu Loura (RSPB) bt Sujata Rani (Asm) RSC OS; lig ht bantam: Sushma Kumari (RSPB) bt Basanti Chanu (Man) 22-19; bantam: Sunita Yadav (RSPB) bt N. Kanaka Laxmi (AP) RSC OS; feather: L. Sarita Devi (Man) bt Pavithra (Har) RSC OS; light: N. Usha (RSPB) bt Neetu (Del) 13-3; light weight: Ashwati Prabha (RSPB) bt Rinky Singh (AP) RSC OS; welter: Kavita Goyat (Har) bt L. Radia (Man) RSC OS; light middle: Ashwaty Mol (RSPB) bt Ashla Thomas (K er) RSC OS; light heavy: Surjan Bagam (Asm) bt Kavita (Har) retd I round; heavy: K.C. Lekha (Ker) bt Swapna Priya (RPSB) RSC OS. Best loser award: G. Parveen (TN).

Men: lifghtfly: Manwar Hussain (RSPB) bt Zawhly (SSCB) 29-26; fly: Jonathan (SSCB) bt Ghulam Ghouse (Jha) 26-12; bantam: Inder Kumar Singh (Jha) bt Komal Yadav (SSCB) RSC (I); feather : D. Kannan (Jha) bt Siddarth (RSPB) 31-20; light: Ravinder Sani (RSPB) bt A. Naobamettri (SSCB) 36-26; light welter: G. Satyaraju (Jha) bt Vikas Malik (RSPB) 40-33; welter: Dilbag Singh (RSPB ) bt Gurpal Singh (SSCB) RSC (OS); middle: Gurdev Singh (SSCB) bt Surender (Har) 22-14; light heavy: Vikas Singh (Del) bt Guruprem Singh (SSCB) 39-34; heavy: Manoj Kumar (Del) bt Naresh (Har) 24-12 ; super heavy: Paramjeet (RSPB) bt Gurmal Singh (SSCB) RSC (OS). Best loser: D. Rajesh (TN).

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