Indian boxer Abhishek storms into semi-finals of Elorda Cup

Astana (Kazakhstan), May 15 (PTI) India's Abhishek Yadav produced a dominating performance to enter the semi-finals of the Elorda Cup boxing tournament, beating Kazakhstan's Rakhat Seitzhan here on Wednesday.
     Abhishek looked in great touch throughout the bout as he outperformed the home favourite Seitzhan for a comprehensive 5-0 victory in the men's 67kg quarter-finals.
     Meanwhile, Pawan Bartwal (54kg), Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and two other Indians suffered losses in their respective quarter-finals.
     While Pawan went down fighting 1-4 against Kabdeshov Timur of Kazakhstan, Kavinder lost to Uzbekistan's Mirazbek Mirzahalilov with a knockout decision.
     Varinder Singh (60kg) and Hitesh (71kg) suffered identical 0-5 losses against Kazakhstan’s Temirzhanov Serik and Aslanbek Shymbergenov respectively.
     Late on Tuesday, Manisha (60kg) and Monika (81+kg) confirmed two more medals for India after entering the semi-finals.
     Along with Manisha and Monika, Minakshi (48kg), Anamika (50kg), Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Sonu (63kg), Manju Bamboriya (66kg) and Shalakha Singh Sansanwal (70kg) will be in action in the semi-finals on Thursday.
     The finals will be played on Saturday.

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