Harayana, Manipur pugilists excel at Sub Jr Natl Championship

Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 22:00 PM IST

Kolkata: Haryana and Manipur boxers put up impressive performances in the quarterfinals of the ongoing 1st Sub-Junior National Boxing Championship at the Chetla Park.

Four from Haryana ensured medals by making it to the semifinals, while three from Manipur advanced into the last four.

In the 42kg, Thouyangba Maitei of Manipur beat A Ajay of Chattisgarh 7-1, while Haryana`s Amit outclassed Y Vijay Kumar of Andhra Pradesh 10-3 to make it to the semi-final.

Ankit of Haryana got the better of Himanshu Kumar Pathak (Chandigarh) 3-2 in 46 kg, while Munish Kaushik from the same state beat Vinod Saka of Andhra Pradesh 8-1 in 52 kg category.

Sandeep Kumar became the fourth from Haryana to get a semis berth when he outclassed Depen Gurung (Tripura) 11-1 in 57kg.

Manipur`s Ngouba Meitei pipped Manohar Singh of Himachal Pradesh 6-5 in the 50 kg event while in 54 kg L Chinglensana Meitei thrashed Reynold Jvrma (Meghalaya) 3-0 for their respective semis berths.

PTI