Games and Sports Current Affairs in October 2020

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Current Affairs- Sports News on 31st October 2020

Amit Pangal, Ashish Kumar and Sanjeet clinch Gold Medals in Alexis Vastine International Tournament

Amit Panghal, Ashish Kumar and Sanjeet from Indian Boxing Team have bagged Gold medals in their respective weight categories in the 1st Alexis Vastine International Tournament held at Nantes, France from 27th to 31st October 2020.

Organized by- International Boxing Association (AIBA), French Boxing Federation (FFBOXE) and European Boxing Federation (EUBA)

Nations participated- 10

Key Highlights-

  • Ashish Kumar of 75kg weight category won the Gold medal by defeating America’s Joseph Gerome Hiks.
  • Sanjeet of 91 kg weight category clinched the Gold medal by defeating Soheb Bouafia of France.
  • Amit Panghal of 52 kg weight category bagged the Gold Medal by defeating Rene Abraham of America by 3-0.
  • India’s Kavinder Singh won Silver medal from 57 kg weight category
  • Shiva Thapa, Sumit Sangwan and Satish Kumar bagged Bronze medal in their respective categories.
  • Indian Contigent has 9 boxers (5 male and 4 female) who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • The tournament has been started to commemorate the French Boxer Alexis Vastine who lost his life in a helicopter crash in 2015