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Posted at: Jan 12, 2018, 1:42 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2018, 1:42 AM (IST)

Nationals: Sarita, Sonia enter finals

Rohtak, January 11

Former world and Asian champion L Sarita Devi (60kg) and World Championships silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg) advanced to the finals of the women’s boxing National Championships here today. Sarita defeated Haryana’s Monika 5-0 to set up a clash with Railways’ Pavitra, who got the better of Uttarakhand’s Priyanka Choudhary 5-0.

Sonia defeated All India Police’s Sandhya Rani 5-0. She will take on reigning youth world champion Shashi Chopra, who edged past Andhra Pradesh’s Sonia, in the final.

Results (semifinals): (45-48kg): Monika (Har) bt Bina Devi (Man) 5-0, R Narwal (Rail) bt Varsha Choudhery (UP) 5-0; (48-51kg): Sarju Bala (Man) bt Meenakshi (Rail) 4-1, Ritu (Har) bt Nikhat Zareen (Tel) 4-1; (51-54kg): Manisha (Har) bt Shavinder Kaur Sidhu (Pun) 3-2, Meena Kumari (Police) bt Jamuna Boro (Asm) 5-0; (54-57kg): Sonia Lather (Rail) bt Sandhya Rani (Police) 5-0, Shashi Chopra (Har) bt Sonia (AP) 3-2; (57-60kg): L Sarita Devi (Police) bt Monika (Har) 5-0, Pavitra (Rail) bt Priyanka Choudhary (Utk) 5-0; (60-64kg); P Basumatary (Rail) bt Poonam (Police) 5-0. — PTI

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