Kavinder Singh Bisht shone bright with the lone gold medal as Indian boxers collected eight medals, including four silver and three bronze medals, to finish their campaign on a high at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland.
Services boxer Kavinder grabbed the gold medal in the 56kg category after getting the better of his Indian counterpart Mohammed Hussamuddin in the summit clash. Bisht put up a flawless performance to outclass the 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist 5-0 in a thrilling all-Indian final.
The Uttarakhand boxer gave an audacious display overcoming a cut sustained above his right eye to secure his maiden international gold in the bantamweight category.
The other silver medals for India were won by Govind Kumar Sahani (49kg), Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Dinesh Dagar (69kg).
Squaring off against Thailand’s Thitisan Panmod in the finals, Sahani made a strong start clinching the opening round unanimously.
However, the Thai boxer found his way back with the judges favouring him in a split 3:2 decision in the end.
Three-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa suffered a similar fate after going down 1-4 to local favourite Arslan Khataev.
The fourth and the final silver medal was won by 2018 India Open silver-medallist, Dinesh Dagar who faced two-time European silver-medallist Pat McCormack in the summit showdown. The Indian entered the bout with a heavily swollen left eye due to an injury sustained in the semis and fought aggressively before the referee stopped the contest (RSC) a few seconds into the third round and had to settle for the silver.