Gaurav Bidhuri won bronze medal in AIBA World Boxing Championships- At the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg on Thursday, Gaurav Bidhuri lost his game against US boxer Duke Ragan by 0-5. Still he has settle for bronze medal in the bantamweight category(56kg).
Gaurav Bidhuri has become the fourth Indian boxer who ever won a medal at the international level meet. He completed his dream in his debut at the AIBA World Boxing Championships. Duke Ragan defeated him in the semifinals. He won a bronze medal in the bantamweight category (56kg). Via a split decision in semifinals he was ensured for a bronze medal, becoming the second boxer from India (after Vikas Krishan in the 2011 edition) to do so.
19-year-old US boxer Duke Ragan has also debut in the World Boxing Championships. Bidhuri hails from Delhi.
Gaurav Bidhuri was facing a major injury in his back since last six months. Gaurav was expecting more form himself but he was happy to return home with a medal, which came after a lot pain and struggle the last few months.
In an interview He said. “I was determined to create history. My coaches and teammates have been really helpful, they have seen the pain I am going through and have helped me in every step”.
Gaurav dedicate this medal to his father.
Gaurav defeated Tunisia’s Bilel Mhamdi in a knockout match. After his victory over Bilel Mhamdi, he entered into the semifinals of the World Championships on Tuesday.
Besides Shiva Thapa (2015), Vijender Singh (2009) and Vikas brought back medals (all bronze) from amateur boxing’s top competition.
Overall, it has been a disappointing world championships for the Indian contingent.
Debutant Kavinder Singh Bisht (52kg) and Amit Phangal (49kg) the only other Indians who got close to a medal, missed out after losing in the quarterfinals. Phangal, the Asian Championships bronze-medallist, was outboxed by Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan, while Bisht lost to Inkyu Kim of South Korea.