Amit eyes Asian Video games medal after silver at CWG

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Not happy with a silver on the 21st Commonwealth Video games, fast-rising Indian boxer Amit Panghal has set his sights on the Asian Video games.

Information 19 Apr 2018, 16:43 IST





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New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) Not happy with a silver on the 21st Commonwealth Video games, fast-rising Indian boxer Amit Panghal has set his sights on the Asian Video games, saying it will likely be his massive take a look at and he would look to enhance his pace.

The 22-year-old from Rohtak settled for a silver medal after shedding to England’s Galal Yafai within the males’s mild flyweight (49kg) ultimate at Gold Coast.

“I had a superb CWG. I labored laborious and I received a medal. In fact I had hoped for a gold however received silver and I’m not happy by that, I should work on my pace. My subsequent goal is Asian Video games,” Amit informed PTI.

“However Asian video games will likely be very powerful and it will be a giant take a look at for me. I’ll put together for that accordingly. We’ll have to observe the movies of our opponents and work on our weaknesses and put together beneath our coaches.

“Additionally there can be invitational excursions. We’re going to US beneath TOP scheme for a 20-day coaching which can assist us,” added the 2017 Asian Championships bronze medallist.

Amit, who had received the gold medal in his debut look on the nationwide championships in 2017, mentioned it’s a massive achievement for the Indian boxing contingent to return with 9 medals at CWG.

“For those who have a look at the general efficiency, it’s the first time we’ve received so many medals at CWG. First time, all boxers reached the semifinals and it’s a very massive achievement. If we are able to proceed the coaching with our coaches, and put within the laborious work, I’m certain we’ll win medals at Asian Video games and Olympics,” he mentioned.

Amit revealed that he had suffered an damage in his left arm through the ultimate bout and missed out on a gold.

“There was not a lot distinction. If wasn’t injured, I might have given a troublesome combat and received a gold. He was a troublesome boxer. But when I might have performed my recreation, could also be there was an opportunity,” he mentioned.

“Now the damage is okay. There may be swelling however hopefully I will likely be higher in per week. I might be leaving for US for coaching on Might 1, I will likely be wonderful by then and so it will a superb preparation for the upcoming occasions.”

He additionally credited Excessive-Efficiency Director Santiago Nieva for India’s present at Gold Coast.

“Our new coach has an enormous contribution to our efficiency. He made us work on my power and pace and to his credit score the place ever and each time he has educated boxers, at all times they’ve received medals,” he mentioned.

Requested how did he take up the game, Amit mentioned: “I had began in 2008. My uncle trains boxers close to my village (Maina in Rohtak) and my brother (Ajay) used to go there and I used to go along with my brother for bodily health. So there he noticed one thing in me and he began coaching me.

“Later I’ve been coaching at Patiala since 2015 beneath India’s high coaches. However each time I get off on Saturday and Sunday, I’m going to him and he at all times offers me good inputs.

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