Devendro rises to 2nd, Manoj 6th in AIBA rankings

Last Updated: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 23:44

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar was the biggest mover as he broke into the top-10 at sixth but rising star L Devendro Singh was the best-placed Indian at second in the latest International Boxing Association (AIBA) rankings here.

The 20-year-old Devendro (49kg), who won a silver medal at the Asian Championships last month, has risen three rungs to be second with 1550 points behind Russia`s David Ayrapetyan.

Shiva Thapa (56kg), who won a gold at the Asian Championships, remained steady at fourth.

Manoj (64kg), who settled for a bronze at the same event, was 21st in the previous list but has gained significantly to break into top-10 with 800 points.

In other categories, World Championships bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (69kg) held on to the seventh spot.

Former Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh also gained a couple of positions to be 12th with 500 points in the middleweight 75kg category.

In the women`s rankings, London Olympics bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom (51kg) kept her third position in the list with 2050 points.

In the 60kg division, Asian Championships silver-medallist L Sarita Devi`s position was also unchanged at seventh with 800.


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First Published: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 23:44

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