China win two titles at Strandja boxing tournament

Sofia, Feb 27 (IANS) China won two gold medals at the 68th edition of the Strandja Memorial Boxing tournament here.

Yin Junhua, silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, defeated European champion Denitsa Eliseeva of Bulgaria 5-0 in the final of the women’s 60kg class here on Sunday evening, reports Xinhua news agency.

Rio 2016 bronze medalist Li Qian won the women’s 75kg category by beating Rio silver medalist Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands 3-2.

China’s Hu Jianguan, bronze medalist at Rio, lost to European champion Daniel Asenov of Bulgaria in the final of the men’s 52kg division.

Two other Chinese boxers took bronze medals, including Wen Yinhang and Huang Jiabin in the men’s 75kg and 81kg categories respectively.

The six-day competition, the oldest and one of the toughest international boxing tournaments in Europe, featured more than 280 male and female boxers from 35 countries and regions.

–IANS

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