Manju Rani Current Affairs - 2019

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Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019

AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 was hosted by Ulan-Ude, Russia from 3 to 13 October 2019. The best female boxers in the world competed in 11th edition of the female elite competition for the most prestigious boxing titles in word. Around 224 competitors from 57 nations participated.

The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be returning to Russia after 2005 when the city of Podolsk hosted the tournament.

India’s Performance

India’s Debutant Manju Rani (48kg) scripted history as she became the first Indian woman boxer in 18 years to enter the finals of Women’s World Boxing Championship in her maiden appearance. She stormed to the finals of World Boxing Championships in Russia with a win 4-1 win over her opponent Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand.

In the finals she won silver medal after going down 1-4 against the host nation’s second-seeded boxer Ekaterinal Paltceva.

Other three Indian pugilists, includes- Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain

M C Mary Kom lost her semi-final bout against Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey and won bronze medal in 51 kg category.

India’s Debutante Jamuna Boro also had to content with a bronze medal (in 54kg semifinal) after she lost to Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei with an unanimous 5:0.

Lovlina Borgohain won bronze in 69kg after losing in semifinal to Yang Liu of China.