Pune Mirror - Pune

Saweety, Meena in semis of Strandja Boxing

Date: 21/02/2018 | Edition: Pune | Page: 15 | Source: Bureau | Clip size (cm): W: 6 H: 10

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Extracted Text data: -Saweety, Meena in semis of Strandja Boxing i *BOXING Former world silver-medallist Saw-eety Boora (75kg) and Meena Kumar (14 Devi (54kg) assured themselves of medals by enteringthe semi-finals on a second successive day of mixed I results for Indian boxers at the 69th Stranctja Memorial Tournament in Sophia, Bulgaria. Meena defeated Italian Giulia Lamagnato make the last-four stage, along with Saweety, who outpunched American Leah Cooper in her quarterfinal bout. Advancingto the quarterfinals was Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), who gotthe better of another American Oshae Jones in her last-16 stage fight. Bor-gohain and Saweety had claimed gold medals at last month's India Open in New Delhi. However, world champion-ships silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) bowed out with an opening-round loss along with Pwilao Basuma-tary (64kg).