Udayavni Special

8 Indian boxers, including 7 women, enter finals of youth world championships


PTI, Apr 21, 2021, 9:10 AM IST

New Delhi: Eight Indian boxers, including seven women, stormed into the finals of the youth world championships in Kielce, Poland, an unprecedented achievement for the country in the marquee age group event.

Apart from the eight finalists, three others settled for bronze medals at the tournament, a performance which betters the 10 medals that India won in its best-ever show not too long back in the 2018 edition in Hungary.

The ones who made the finals, to be held on Thursday after a rest day on Wednesday, were Gitika (48kg), Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg), Vinka (60kg), Arundhati Choudhary (69kg), Poonam (57kg), Thokchom Sanamachu Chanu (75kg) and Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) among women.

Among men, only Sachin (56kg) made the summit clash while three others signed off with bronze medals.

Gitika defeated Italy’s Erika Prisciandaro 5-0 to set up a clash with Poland’s Natalia Dominika, while Vinka prevailed 4-1 against Czech Republic’s Veronika Gajdova.

Vinka will next take on Kazakhstan’s Zhuldyz Shayakhmetova.

Arundhati had little trouble getting past Uzbekistan’s Khadichabonu Abdullaeva in a unanimous 5-0 verdict and she will be up against Poland’s Barbara Marcinkowska in her summit showdown.

Babyrojisana also notched up a similar result against Italy’s Elen Ayari. She has Russia’s Valeriia Linkova to contend with in the finals. Manipur’s Babyrojisana is the reigning Asian youth champion.

Poonam sailed past Uzbekistan’s Sitora Turdibekova 5-0, and France’s Sthelyne Grosy awaits her in the gold medal bout.

Sanamacha clinched a 4-1 triumph over Poland’s Daria Parada. She will square off against Kazakhstan’s Dana Diday in her last bout of the event.

Alfiya had a tough one against Poland’s Oliwia Toborek but the Indian did enough to prevail 3-2. Moldova’s Daria Kozorez will be her final challenge.

In the evening session, Sachin was the lone Indian to triumph, beating Italy’s Michele Baldassi. He will fight it out with Kazakhstan’s Yerbolat Sabyr for the top honours on Friday.

Asian youth silver-winner Ankita Narwal (64kg), Bishwamita Chongthom (49kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) ended their campaigns with third-place finishes following semifinal losses.

Ankit and Bhswamitra lost in split 1-4 decisions to Kazakhstan’s Sabirzhan Akkalykov and Sanzhar Tashkenbay respectively. Vishal was beaten 5-0 by Poland’s Jakub Straszewski.

The tournament was unified for men and women in 2014 for the first time.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

No weekend Curfew in DK; lockdown-like restrictions remain

EC to set up ‘core committee’ to identify shortcomings during recently-held assembly polls

Task Force set up to oversee preparation for probable third wave of COVID-19: BSY

COVID-19: Karnataka reports 35,297 new cases, 344 deaths

Beltangady: Six arrested for illegal sand mining at Netravati

NHRC issues notices to Centre, UP & Bihar over bodies found floating in Ganga

Super spreader: 67-year-old Kumbh Mela returnee infects 33 with Covid-19 in Bengaluru



Related Articles More

Olympic-bound race walker Irfan and four others test positive for COVID-19 in SAI Bengaluru

Oz players involved in suspended IPL may return home from Maldives on Sunday: Report

‘Ee Sala Cup Namde’: Simulation script declares RCB winner of 2021 IPL

India retain top spot in ICC Test Team rankings after annual update

Serena Williams crashes out of Italian Open in 1000th career match

MUST WATCH

Covid Impact on the Sandalwood Industry

ರಾಬರ್ಟ್ ಚಿತ್ರ Tonic ಆಯ್ತು

Groom Plays The Band At His Own Wedding

Outrage at Dictatorial Attitude: Mass Resignation from Doctors in Unnao

BMTC launches Oxygen Bus Service

Latest Additions

Israel begins firing shells into Gaza as fighting escalates

Bantwal: Case registered against COVID-19 +ve man for attending marriage

DK DC bans sale and public consumption of tobacco

Shiroor matha’s successor’s ordination ceremony held in simple manner

No weekend Curfew in DK; lockdown-like restrictions remain

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.