Indian boxers claim four silver medals at Nation's Cup in Serbia

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All of them lose their final bouts while two others end up with bronze medals

Indian women boxers won four silvers and two bronzes.

New Delhi: The seasoned M Meena Kumari (54 kg) was among four Indian boxers who claimed silver medals at the 9th Nation's Cup boxing tournament for women in Sombor, Serbia.

None of the Indians could win their summit bouts on Sunday night with Monika (48 kg), Ritu Grewal (51 kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75 kg) being the other silver medal winners apart from Meena Kumari.

Signing off with bronze medals were Pavitra (60 kg) and Pwilao Basumatary (64 kg). Both of them lost in the semifinals.

Meena Kumari, who claimed a gold medal at the World Cup in Cologne last year and is also an Asian medallist, lost to Italy's Giordana Sorrentino 1-4 in a hard-fought contest.

Monika also went down in a split verdict to Russia's Iuliia Chumgalakova, while Ritu was beaten 0-4 by China's Cai Yan.

Kachari, the reigning national champion, lost 1-4 to Morocco's Khadija Mardi.

Earlier in the semifinals, Basumatary was disqualified in the third round of her clash against Croatian Sara Kos.

Pavitra fought hard against Italy's Rebecca Nicoli but lost 2-3.

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