India’s Mary Kom won against Filipino Josie Gabuco 4-1 en route to her gold in the 48kg class among women.
Pwilao Basumatary (64kg) was the first among the women to fetch a gold. The former world and Asian bronze medallist claimed a 3-2 win over Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee. The Assam boxer is a regular in the national camp and had claimed a gold medal at the 2015 Nation’s Cup in Serbia. She hails from a small village in Kokrajhar where several families were displaced during the 2012 riots. Her family was among those displaced by the violence but has since moved on. Another Assam boxer, Lovlina Borgohain claimed the welterweight (69kg) gold among women, getting the better of compatriot Pooja. L Sarita Devi (60kg) settled for a silver medal after losing to Finland’s Olympic bronze-medallist Mira Potkenon. Sarita gave her all in the bout but lost on a 2-3 decision after Potkenon salvaged a rather rusty performance with a final-round flourish. In the men’s draw, Sanjeet (91kg) picked up India’s first gold of the day when he upstaged Uzbekistan’s Sanjar Tursunov.