Alfiya pocketsAsian silver
   Date :08-May-2024

Sports Reporter
NAGPUR’S India boxer Alfiya Pathan went down in the final to settle for a silver medal in the Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships that concluded at Astana in Kazakhstan on Tuesday. In the gold medal clash, a former youth world champion Alfiya lost her light heavyweight (81kg) to local lass Diana Magauyayeva (of Kazakhstan). Paris Olympics-bound Preeti Malik was among seven Indian boxers to have clinched the gold medal as the country’s medals tally hit a high of 43 on the final day. In all, Indian boxers won 12 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals to finish second behind hosts Kazakhstan who bagged a total of 48 medals. One of the country’s top-rated boxers in heavyweight category — Alfiya had created history by becoming the first-ever woman to win a gold medal for Nagpur University in Khelo India University Games.