Guwahati: Army jawan Ravinder Singh, serving under the Kokrajhar unit of the Red Horn Division in Assam, has bagged the bronze medal at the Serbia Open that was organised from March 15 to 17 in Belgrade, Serbia. Singh won in the K-1 style (75-81 kg) category.
Serbia Open is recognised by the International Olympic Committee. The event is a renowned tournament for kick boxers from World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) Cup Europe. Last year onwards, teams from other continents started participating in the event.
Singh (27) has been serving in the Army for seven years now. In December last year, he won a silver medal in the Senior National Kickboxing Championship organised by Kickboxing Association of West Bengal at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. Subsequently, he was selected to represent India in the Serbia Open Boxing Championships in Belgrade. For the event, he was tested in Faridabad from February 10 to March 10 earlier this year.
After winning the opening matches, Singh defeated his Algerian counterpart by a score of 5-2 in the quarter-finals. However, he was defeated in the semi-finals by Serbia’s star kick boxer who went on to take home the gold medal.
Singh has been selected as a part of the Indian contingent for the Nepal Open Kickboxing Championships 2019 to be held in Kathmandu from April 24.