CWG 2022: Amit Panghal clinches gold in men’s 51kg category, beats Kieran MacDonald in final

Reported By:DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Web Team |Source: DNA webdesk |Updated: Aug 07, 2022, 05:27 PM IST

One of the heavy favourites to win gold for India in his weight category, Amit Panghal justified the nation’s hopes and went on to clinch the gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 on Sunday. Panghal defeated England’s Kieran MacDonald in the final of the Men’s 51kg category to bag a second gold for India, just minutes after Nitu Ganghas also won gold for the country. 

Panghal was extremely dominant in the match and won it by 5-0. He won it on basis of points. In the first round, Panghal made a great start.

Though his English opponent was always in contention, the Indian was the better boxer as the judges decided in favour of Panghal and he got 10 points from all while Macdonald got nine from all.

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In the second round, Panghal continued with the same momentum and kept his upper hand intact. Macdonald tried to fight back but simply could not match the Indian’s prowess and hence lost on the second round as well.

The pattern of Panghal’s dominance continued in the final round as well as he kept scoring points effortlessly. Once again, all judges decided in his favour.

This helped him seal the match and add another medal to his country’s tally. Panghal entered the finals by defeating Patrick Chinyemba of Zambia in the semis by 5-0.

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He had advanced to the semi-finals of the men’s flyweight 51kg at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Thursday, thereby confirming a medal for India.

At 07:00 PM tonight: Nikhat Zareen vs Carly McNaul (Nothern Ireland) in Women’s 48-50 KG Gold Medal Match. The Commonwealth Games 2022 started in Birmingham from July 28 and will go on till August 8.

With agency inputs

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