Vikas Krishnan (60kg) and Naveen Kumar (81kg) fetched gold medals, while three others settled for silver as the Indian boxing team finished runners-up at the Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Tehran, Iran.

Devendro (48kg), Venkat Giddi Nagarjun (57kg) and Sumit Sangwan (75kg) were the ones who lost their final bouts to finish second on the podium.

Having got four bronze medals through their losing semifinalists earlier, the Indian team posted a healthy tally of 28 points to finish second behind Kazakhstan (34 points).

Devendro was the first to take the ring for India and was out-punched 0-5 by Masoud Rigi of Iran.

The disappointment continued when Nagarjun went down 2-10 to Yerkin Duisenbayev of Kazakhstan. But Vikas brought back the cheers in the Indian camp after defeating Phonwirat Patiyhangkho of Thailand 4-0.

Sumit lost to China’s Yihhang Wen 0-4 but Naveen ensured that India ended the day on a high as he edged past Aolih Zhang of China 4-2.

The team will return to the country tomorrow.

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