Jakarta: Indian boxers packed a heavy punch at the Asian Games Test event, signing off with five gold, a silver and four bronze medals here on Thursday.
India Open gold-medallist Manish Kaushik (60kg) notched up a second successive top finish, continuing his impressive rise to prominence since claiming the national title last year.
Pavitra (60kg) was the lone Indian gold-winner in the women’s draw, while three-time King’s Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg), Shaikh Salman Anwar (52kg) and Ashish (64kg) finished with the yellow metal along with Manish.
Pavitra opened the proceedings for India and defeated Thai Nilawan Techasuep 5-0 to start the gold rush.
K Shyam Kumar was the next man in and got the better of Mario Blasius Kali in a split verdict of 4-1 to claim the top honours. The win came about despite a warning the Indian received for his tactics.
Salman Anwar defeated Filipino Rogen Ladon 5-0, while Manish defeated Japan’s Rentaro Kimura to claim a gold each in their…