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Boxing: Vijender ascertains India's maiden medal

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New Delhi, Sep 10: Vijender Singh wrote history by becoming the first Indian to grab a spot in the semi finals at the World Boxing Championship and in turn securing the country's maiden medal.

The Indian pugilist defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine 12-4 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Sep 9.

"It turned out to be an easy one for me. I was leading from the very start and I am happy to have scripted another history for India," the Olympic bronze medalist said.

The 23-year-old who was awarded the Khel Ratna recently, is world number 2. He has also been given the top seeding in Milan.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 12:44 [IST]
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