Asian Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal wins gold, Deepak Singh bags silver

first_imgAsian Boxing Championships 2019: Amit Panghal wins gold, Deepak Singh bags silverIn his maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from 49kg weight category, Amit Panghal won the gold. The Indian boxer defeated Kim Inkyu of Korea by a unanimous decision in the final on Friday.advertisement Press Trust of India BangkokApril 26, 2019UPDATED: April 26, 2019 12:43 IST India’s Amit Panghal came up with a dominant display in the 52kg final of Asian Boxing Championships on Friday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmit Panghal beat Korea’s Kim Inkyu by unanimous decision in the 52kg finalAmit’s strategy of stumping rivals with relentless attacks paid off against InkyuNational champion Deepak Singh (49kg) had to settle for a silverIndian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) picked up his second successive gold medal of the year, claiming the top honours in the Asian Championships in Bangkok Friday.Panghal, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu Korea in a unanimous decision. He came into the tournament on the back of a gold at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February.This was his maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from 49kg earlier this year.However, national champion Deepak Singh (49kg) had to settle for a silver after going down in a split verdict to Nodirjon Mirzahmedov of Uzbekistan.India have challenged the verdict under the Bout Review System and a decision is awaited on it.Amit outclasses Inkyu with aggressionUp against a lanky opponent, who was willing to play the waiting game, Panghal started in his usual aggressive style.What a fabulous show by @Boxerpanghal atAsianChampionship 19!Amit clinches a for India in #AsianBoxingChampionship #Bangkok outclassing Kim Inkyu of #SouthKorea by 5-0 in the finals.India is very proud of you champion! pic.twitter.com/CzWZLcB1eHDept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) April 26, 2019The strategy of stumping rivals with relentless attacks paid off against Inkyu and the Korean simply had no answer to Panghal’s aggression.The Indian managed to corner his rival quite often and his solid defences thwarted the feeble attempts at connecting by Inkyu.Earlier, Deepak put up a gutsy performance that failed to find favour with the judges.It was a bout in which both the boxers were mostly looking to counter-attack. Deepak’s focus was getting his straight punches across, while Mirzahmedov looked to connect right hooks occasionally.advertisementThe Indian was a clear winner in the opening round but Mirzahmedov came back strongly in the second.The Uzbek turned a shade defensive in the last three minutes, which gave Deepak a chance to assert himself. However, the final outcome was in favour of the Uzbek, much to the surprise of the Indian camp which immediately sought a review of the decision.The tournament has a Bout Review Process in place for any contentious decisions. Teams have been handed yellow cards at the beginning of their respective bouts. Coaches get a minute after the fight to appeal against a decision.Also Read | Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary win India’s 2nd gold at ISSF Beijing World CupAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Amit PanghalFollow Asian Boxing Championships 2019Follow Deepak SinghFollow India boxing Nextlast_img read more

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Höegh Delhi First to Use New Mumbai Terminal

first_imgzoom Höegh Delhi, the 200m long and 6 000-vehicle-capacity pure car and truck carrier, was the first call to the new Indira Container Terminal (ICT) in Mumbai on November 26.The successful trial berthing opens opportunities for the commencement of regular vessel calls at the terminal. The automobile manufacturers can benefit from more calls and expeditious loading, accommodating their consistent growth in exports whereas the shipping line would be able to offer dedicated scheduled services with faster turnarounds, simultaneously relieving the pressure of congestion at Mumbai Port Trust’s other berths.“The trial berthing at the ICT was successfully performed by MV Höegh Delhi thanks to close coordination between Mumbai Port, ICTPL , Höegh Autoliners and Merchant shipping Services Pvt ltd. The berth is a 700 metre long and 58 metre wide quay that provides ideal space for vehicles prior loading. The berth matches up well with international standards of a Ro-Ro terminal,” said Karolath Gopinath, Head of Area, Indian Subcontinent at Höegh Autoliners.Press Releaselast_img read more

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Yemen gets UN loan to upgrade roads for at least 300000 people

With roughly three quarters of Yemen’s population living in over 100,000 isolated villages and settlements, the Government will upgrade dirt roads in the most disadvantaged areas, improving access to markets, health centres and schools for 300,000 people under a new pact reached with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).At a signing ceremony at IFAD’s headquarters in Rome earlier this month, the agreement spelled out the partial financing of the $10.4 million Pilot Community-Based Rural Infrastructure Project for Highland Areas as a loan to Yemen of $9 million and a grant of $400,000, both from IFAD. The rest would come from the Government.IFAD said the project would upgrade 215 kilometres of dirt roads and a further 100,000 people would benefit from improved access to safe water.“Women spend up to seven hours a day collecting water and the sources they use are frequently polluted. This contributes to disease and to the high child mortality rate in rural areas. In addition, the burden on women negatively affects family income and the education of girls who help collect water,” the Fund said.The road improvements and drinking water supplies will be planned, implemented and managed by the communities themselves, the Fund said. Over the 27 years since it was established, IFAD has financed 18 initiatives in Yemen, with loans and grants totalling $170 million.Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world, IFAD said, and the lack of basic social and economic activities and services is an obstacle to reducing poverty. The country has about 60,000 kilometres of dirt tracks and trails, mainly constructed by communities in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have deteriorated. read more

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