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Aruna Mishra receives heroic welcome

Jamshedpur, Aug. 20 : Jharkhand Police’s champion boxer Aruna Mishra who clinched gold at the World Police Games in Los Angeles in the 71 kg category received heroic welcome after she arrived at Tatanagar Railway Station.

The supporters garlanded her and raised slogans.

She defeated Yanique Fortin of Canada in the finals. In the semifinals, Mishra had vanquished a Mongolian boxer. This is the fourth time when the Jamshedpur based boxer has tasted success and won a gold medal at the World Police Games.

Earlier, Mishra won gold in Norway in 2005, in New York in 2011 and in Virginia in 2015. Having started her International boxing career in 2002, she has won many gold medals in the Asian Championship and National Boxing Championship.

“I was a bit nervous to see tall boxer from Canada in the final but I preferred to go on the offensive right from the start.

I out punched my opponent in the very first round to win the tournament,” Aruna told reporters at the railway station on her return from the championship.

The champion boxer was given a warm welcome on Sunday with hundreds of sport-lovers, Jharkhand government officials to receive the pugilist. She also won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing championship in 2003.

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