Saweety lone Indian in final of Asian C'ships final

 World Championships silver-medallist Saweety Boora (81kg) was the lone Indian to make the finals as five others settled for bronze medals after losing in the semifinals of the Asian Women's Boxing Championships in Wulanchabu, China.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

New Delhi: World Championships silver-medallist Saweety Boora (81kg) was the lone Indian to make the finals as five others settled for bronze medals after losing in the semifinals of the Asian Women's Boxing Championships in Wulanchabu, China.

Saweety defeated Uzbekistan's Dilnovaz Narkhodzhayeva 3-0 to set up a clash with home favourite Yang Xiaoli, who got the better of Kazakhstan's Moldir Bazarbayeva 2-1 in her last-four stage bout.

However, the rest of the Indians in action fell by the wayside in the semifinals.

In the 54kg division, Meena Kumari was outpunched 0-3 by Filipino Nesty Petecio.World Championships silver-medallist Sarjubala Shamjetsabam (48kg) also went down by a similar margin to China's E Naiyan.

Pwilao Basumatary (57kg) and Seema Punia, too, met a similar fate. While Basumatary lost 0-3 to Thailand's Tassamelee Thongjan, Punia bowed out after being beaten 0-3 by China's Wang Shijin.