India was crowned champions at the 22nd President’s Cup Open International Boxing Tournament on 27 April 2015.
This is for the first time that India was crowned champions at the President’s Cup which was held at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.
India finished the tournament on top with 33 points that included 4 Gold and 1 Bronze. Mongolia was placed second in the tournament.
The Gold for India in women’s category was won by Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Pinki Jangra in the 48 kg and 51 kg category respectively. Sarjubala, a World Championships silver-medallist, defeated Russian pugilist Iseva Joya while Pinki defeated Mongolia’s Nandintsetseg to win the Gold.
In the men’s category, the Gold was won by Rakesh Kumar and Harpal Singh in 69 kg and 75 kg category respectively. Rakesh defeated Hiroaki Kinjo of Japan while Harpal defeated Jee Deok-Seong of Korea to win the Gold.
The Bronze was won by Manish Kumar in the 60kg category after he lost to Mongolia’s Dorjnyambuu Otgondalai in the semifinals.
More than 130 boxers from 30 countries participated in the tournament.