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Boxers Suman, Vaishnavi win Goa two bronze medals

PANAJI: Boxers Suman Yadav and Vaishnavi Prabhu won Goa two bronze medals at the 2nd Khelo India Youth Games being held at Balewadi, Pune on Thursday.

With these two bronze medals, Goa’s medal count has increased to 17 with 8 silver and 9 bronze.

While Suman won her bronze in U-17 girls boxing competition, Vaishnavi’s bronze came in girls U-21 contest. In their respective semifinal bouts, Suman lost to Anju Devi of Karnataka 5-0 and Vaishnavi went down to Amrit of Haryana.

Meanwhile, Goa’s football team lost to Mizoram in penalty shootout in the semifinals played at the Balewadi Stadium. They will now play the losers of Kerala vs Punjab match for bronze medal.

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