Ashish Kumar clinches gold as India pick up 8 medals at Thailand Open Boxing

first_imgAshish Kumar clinches gold as India pick up 8 medals at Thailand Open BoxingIndian boxers finished with a rich haul of 8 medals including 1 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze in a tournament which saw the participation of some of the world’s best boxers.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service BangkokJuly 27, 2019UPDATED: July 27, 2019 20:41 IST Ashish Kumar (in red) finished on top of the podium (Twitter: @bfi_official)HIGHLIGHTSAshish Kumar was the lone gold medallist for India at the Thailand OpenNikhat Zareen, Deepak, Mohammed Hussamuddin and Brijesh Yadav bagged silver medalsThe tournament acts as preparation for the World Championships to follow later in the yearAsian Championships silver medallist Ashish Kumar (75 kg) put up a dominant display to collect his first international gold medal as Indian boxers finished their campaign with a rich haul of eight medals that included one gold, four silver and three bronze at the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament 2019 in Bangkok on Saturday.The Indian contingent’s efforts were commendable considering some of the world’s best boxers from 37 countries had participated in this tournament to test themselves ahead of the World Championships later in the year.On the final day, the Indians who had to settle for the silver are former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen (51 kg), Asian Championships silver medallist Deepak (49 kg), GeeBee Boxing silver-medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin (56 kg), and India Open silver medallist Brijesh Yadav (81 kg).Ashish Kumar was in impeccable form and thoroughly outpunched Korea’s Kim Jinjae 5-0 for the biggest medal of his career two months after claiming a silver medal at the India Open.Strandja Cup gold medallist Nikhat, who pocketed a bronze at the Asian Championships as well as the India Open, faced a tough opponent in Asian Games, gold medallist, Chang Yuan. The Chinese proved too strong as she dealt the Telangana pugilist a 5-0 blow.In 56 kg, reigning India Open champion Chatchai Decha Butdee of Thailand continued his fine form to inflict a 5-0 defeat on Hussamuddin while Uzbekistan’s Mirzakhmedov Nodirjon proved a tall order for Deepak in 49 kg.In 81 kg, Brijesh Yadav gave his all but was edged 1-4 by Thailand’s Anawat Thongkratok amidst some vociferous support for the home hope.advertisementEarlier, Strandja Cup silver medallist Manju Rani (48 kg) failed to breach the barrier of Thailand’s former World Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat and had to be content with the bronze.Ashish (69 kg) and Bhagyabati Kachari (75 kg) are the others who brought bronze for India. While Ashish succumbed to a 1-4 defeat to Thailand’s former Asian Games champion Wuttichai Masuk, Bhagyabati Kachari was outplayed 5-0 by China’s Rio Olympic bronze medallist Li Qian.Also Read | Nikhat Zareen reaches finals of Thailand Open International Boxing TournamentAlso Read | Why Neeraj Chopra is among India’s biggest medal hopefuls in Tokyo OlympicsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Thailand OpenFollow BoxingFollow Ashish Kumarlast_img read more

Buyers return to North American markets after two days of sharp losses

TORONTO — Investors made a cautious return to the Toronto stock market Thursday after two volatile days that saw Canada’s main index lose more than 345 points.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 64.93 points at 15,088.82, making up at least some of the triple-digit losses of the last two days. The loonie was down 0.55 of a U.S. cent at 82.51 cents.The TSX lost 150.05 points Wednesday, led by energy stocks, as investors weighed the potential impacts of the NDP’s majority win in the Alberta election. The party had campaigned on promises to raise corporate tax rates and review the province’s royalty regime.Investors said they were concerned that Canada’s oilpatch, already struggling with low crude prices, could be forced to bear a higher tax burden.Luciano Orengo, managing director and portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management, says the election results are still weighing on the Toronto stock market.“I don’t think it’s a one-day effect,” Orengo said. “The brunt of it took place yesterday. There’s a bit of a spillover today. But then, added to that, you are getting some pressure because of the lower commodity prices.”The June crude oil contract was down $1.99 at US$58.94 a barrel as traders worried about how much oil Iran could produce if sanctions are lifted. The Iranian oil minister said the that if a deal is struck over its nuclear program, Iran could boost oil production to four million barrels a day in under a year, adding to the glut of global supply that has left crude prices under pressure.The June gold contract fell $8.10 to US$1,182.20 an ounce.Meanwhile, better-than-expected weekly jobless claims data, which showed that layoffs remain at 15-year lows, helped New York markets also make up some of the ground lost over the previous two sessions.At least some of the losses south of the border Wednesday were linked to remarks by Federal Reserve Board chairwoman Janet Yellen, who said U.S. valuations were generally “quite high.”The Dow Jones industrial average gained 82.08 points to close at 17,924.06, the Nasdaq advanced 25.90 to 4,945.54 and the S&P 500 was ahead 7.85 points at 2,088.00.Traders are looking forward to Friday’s non-farm payrolls report, which could help the U.S. Federal Reserve determine when to start hiking interest rates.Shares of Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) surged more than 13 per cent to close at $83.21, after the Canadian auto parts maker reported sales and earnings hit record levels in the first quarter.Magna International (TSX:MG) was up nearly five per cent to $66.78. The auto parts manufacturer reported quarterly results that surpassed analyst estimates, helped by strong demand from south of the border.And shares of Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) surged 6.72 per cent to close at $2.54 after the company announced plans to set up its rail division as a separate, publicly traded company. Bombardier will retain majority ownership. read more