Sachin clinches gold in Youth World Boxing Championships

The Indian boxers gave a memorable performance in the World Youth Boxing Championship held in Poland. Yesterday, India's women boxers set a new record

Friday, April 23, 2021

/ by Avishek Bera



News Cover: The Indian boxers gave a memorable performance in the World Youth Boxing Championship held in Poland. Yesterday, India's women boxers set a new record by winning gold in seven of the seven divisions. In the men's boxing final today, Sachin won gold in the 56 kg category. The opponent lost 4-1.

Yesterday, on the golden day of Indian women's boxing, the women boxers won gold in all the seven divisions. Geetika won gold in the 48 kg category. Naorem Babyrojisana Chanu, a student of MC Mary Kom Academy in Manipur, won gold in the 51 kg category. Poonam won gold in the 56 kg category. Vinka won gold in the 60 kg category. Arundhati Chowdhury of Rajasthan won gold in the 69 kg category. T Sanamacha Chanu, who also won gold in the 85 kg category, is also a student of Mary Kom Academy. Send Alfia to win gold in +61 kg category.

Haryana's Geetika, who reached the final after defeating two-time European champion Erica Prisciandaro of Italy, brought the first gold to India on the same day. Poland's Natalia Kuzeowska lost 5-0. Babyrojisana defeated European junior champion Valeria Linkova of Russia. From the beginning, Poonam did not allow the French opponent to stand on the offensive. The referee declared the Indian boxer victorious by stopping the bout in the middle of Vinkao's power against the Kazakh boxer. Arundhati also lost to Poland 5-0.

India set a new record by winning eight golds. Earlier, Indian women boxers won five gold medals at the 2016 World Youth Boxing Championships in Guwahati. That record was broken yesterday. Sanamacha, a student of Imphal Mary Kom Academy and Asian Youth Champion, won India's historic sixth gold. He defeated Kazakhstan's Dana Dede 5-0. India also tops the medal tally in the current World Youth Boxing Championships. In 2016, India won a total of 10 medals in World Youth Boxing. This time the record was broken. This time India has won 11 medals including 6 gold. Earlier, in men's boxing, Bishwamitra Chontham won the bronze in the 49 kg category, while Narwal won the giant bronze in the 64 kg category and the 91 kg category.

Encouraged by the success of Indian boxers, Ajay Singh, president of the Boxing Federation of India, said boxers had to stay indoors most of the time last year. Online training in progress. Even then, I would like to congratulate the boxers on such success, especially the coaches and support staff who have played a great role in overcoming all adversities.


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