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CWG 2022: India gets two gold medals, Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal wins in boxing, tally reaches to 43

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Birmingham: Proud moment for India. The start of the 10th day of the Commonwealth Games 2022 was very good for India. Team India won two gold medals in boxing. While won a bronze medal in hockey. India’s Neetu win gold in the Women’s Over 45kg-48kg (Minimumweight), Amit won gold in the Men’s Over 48kg-51kg (Flyweight) event. Amit won the gold medal by defeating Macdonald of England in the flyweight category.

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Amit won the match with a strong performance in the semi-finals. He retained it and won the final as well. Amit started gaining points from the very first round. After this, he gave his life in the second and third round also. Amit remained ahead till the end of the third round and won the match.

Neetu won this match in a one-sided. The five judges unanimously declared Neetu a 5-0 victory. In the final match, Neetu got the same aggressive form that she showed in the semi-finals and quarter-finals. She continued to rain punches on the boxer of England.

It is worth noting that Neetu also gave India a gold medal. He defeated the boxer of England badly. In this way, till writing the news on the 10th day of Commonwealth Games 2022, India got two gold medals from boxing. At the same time, women’s hockey got a bronze medal.

Earlier, Neetu had defeated Priyanka Dhillon of Canada in the semi-final match. In the third round of this match, he threw so many punches at the Canadian boxer that the referee had to stop the game and declare Neetu the winner. Earlier in the quarter-final match too, Neetu had punched the opposition Irish boxer Clyde Nicholl in such a way that he was declared the winner only after the second round.

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Let us tell you that 21-year-old Neetu is participating in the Commonwealth Games for the first time. She is playing in the VAT category of Indian legend boxer Mary Kom. Neetu hails from Dhanana village in Bhiwani district of Haryana. She used to go to the boxing club in Dhanana, 20 km away from her village, for training every day. To make Neetu a boxer, her father had even put his job at stake.

India at CWG 2022
India’s medal tally at the ongoing Commonwealth Games has soared to 43, courtesy of the two wins secured by Ghanghas and Panghal. India have won the most number of medals in weightlifting and wrestling events.

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