Sombor, Jan 21 : Indian pugilists had a great run at the ninth Nation's Cup boxing tournament for women as they finished their campaign with an impressive six medals, including four silver and two bronze in Serbia.
Boxer Monika (48kg), Ritu Grewal, (51kg), M Meena Kumari (54kg) and Bhagyabati (75kg) won silver medals, while Pavitra (60kg) and Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) clinched bronze medals. Competing in the 48kg light fly category, Monika put up a tough fight, before going down 1-4 against Russia's Luliia Chumgalakova in the gold medal match. India Open gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari also faced a similar fate in the 75kg, as she lost by a split verdict against her Moroccan opponent.
The other two Indian pugilists, who were in contention for gold - Cologne World Cup gold medallist Meena and Ritu lost their respective finals against Italy and China, with an unanimous verdict. Earlier, Pavitra (60kg) lost to Italy's Rebecca Nicoli in a split verdict, while Basumatary Pwilao (64kg) lost to Croatia's Sara Kos to settle for bronze medals at the championships. UNI