Hussamuddin, Deepak, Nishant win bronze, India’s best performance in World Championship
Hussamuddin was the unlucky one to pull out of the semi-finals due to a knee injury. The 29-year-old Hussamuddin from Nizamabad suffered a knee injury during his quarterfinal match against Bulgaria’s J Diaz Ibanez.
Indian boxers Mohammad Hussamuddin (57kg), Nishant Dev (71kg) and Deepak Bhoria (51kg) on Friday won bronze medals at the World Championships as India produced its best performance so far in the tournament. Hussamuddin was the unlucky one to pull out of the semi-finals due to a knee injury. The 29-year-old Hussamuddin from Nizamabad suffered a knee injury during his quarterfinal match against Bulgaria’s J Diaz Ibanez.
Nishant’s semi-final bout went to review and the referees awarded the verdict in favor of 2022 Asian champion and 2018 Asian Games silver medalist Aslanbek Shimbergainov of Kazakhstan. Bhoria was defeated by two-time bronze medalist Bilal Benama of France in a split decision 4. beat by 3. Bhoria was selected in the squad over 2019 World Championship bronze medalist Amit Panghal.
Earlier, the Indian Boxing Federation said in a statement, “Hussamuddin had to give a walkover to the opponent due to injury.” He will have to be satisfied with the bronze medal only. He suffered an injury during the quarterfinal match and was advised not to play further. Hussamuddin was playing the World Championship for the first time. He was to play Cuba’s Seidel Horta in the semi-finals. India has got all the three medals in the Olympic categories which will strengthen the preparations for the Asian Games. The Asian Games is also the first qualifier for the Paris Olympics.
India’s previous best performance was in 2019 when Panghal got silver and Manish Kaushik got bronze. Vijender Singh (Bronze, 2009), Vikas Krishnan (Bronze, 2011), Shiva Thapa (Bronze, 2015), Gaurav Bidhuri (Bronze, 2017), Panghal (Silver, 2019), Kaushik (Bronze, 2019) and Akash Kumar (Bronze 2021) has won medals.
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