Patekar downs Nitesh for boxing gold

Pugilist Rohan Patekar of Belagavi won the gold in the Welter weight category of the State Olympic Games boxing event here on Tuesday.

 Patekar was easily the dominant man in the ring and towered above Nitesh SS, who had to settle for the  silver.

Later, Deepak Kumar of IBC clinched the gold in the light fly weight category, beating Karthik S in the final bout.

In the heavyweight category, it was another Belagavi boxer Arun Desai who took the top honours.

Desai beat Aneekeeth Dass Talikot in the gold medal bout.

Boxing (all finals): Light flyweight: Deepak Kumar (IBC) bt Karthik S.

Flyweight: Manivannan P (IBC) bt Santosh C (RWF).

Bantam: Radhesham Sodi (Belagavi) bt Yogesh (RWF).

Lightweight: Deepak Yadav bt Joyce J.

Light welter: Vikas Rana (RBC) bt Hukum Singh.

Welter: Rohan Patekar (Bel) bt Nitesh SS.

Middle: Ashok Khole (Bel) bt Jayaprakash.

Light heavyweight: SS Dinesh (IBC) bt Ajay Kumar CR (SAK).

Heavyweight: Arun Desai (Bel) bt Aneekeeth Dass Talikot.

Results: Basketball: Men: Final: Vijaya Bank: 56 (Anil 17, Naveen 15, Karthik 14) bt MEG: 49 (Bernad Shaw 19, Subbaiah 10).

Third-fourth: DYES Bengaluru: 45 (Devaiah 13, Mufeez 12) bt Bharath Union: 25 (Kishan 7).
Women: Final: Mounts Club: 55 (Kruthika 15, Thangam 15) bt Alva’s Moodbidri: 49 (Bhandavya 30).

Third-fourth: DYES Mysuru: 61 (Supriya 26, Ranjitha 23) bt Beagles: 48 (Sandhya 16, Ujjaini 10).

Hockey: Semifinal: Men: RWF: 2 (4) (Kusha 26th, 31st) bt Hubballi-Dharwad: 2 (2) (Vinayak 40th, 64th) via penalty shootout.

Kodagu: 2 (Bharath K 31st, Kunjappa KT 67th) bt SAI: 1 ( Pruthvi Raj GN 53rd).

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