Published On: Mon, Nov 27th, 2017

India bag 4 golds at world youth boxing

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Indian pugilists showcased their might at world youth boxing in Guwahati bagging 4 gold medals for the nation.

Nitu (48kg), Jyoti Gulia (51kg), Sakshi Choudhury (54kg) and Shashi Chopra (57kg) won gold awards in the main arrangement of finals, which were stopped for 45 minutes by a minor fire accident in the onlooker stands.

Adding to the count were two bronze medals secured by Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama (81kg), making it India’s best ever execution at the marquee age assemble occasion. India had won only one bronze award in the last version of the tournament and had not won a gold since 2011 when Sarjubala Devi secured the yellow metal.

Up against Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Urakbayeva, Nitu was the first to stroll into the ring for India today and she had it somewhat simple against the Kazakh, whose footwork was everywhere and she attempted to keep her adjust as well.

“It was a simpler last contrasted with the elimination rounds. I didn’t discover it excessively intense, making it impossible to get through,” said one of the four Haryana finalists at the occasion. Nitu set aside her opportunity to get a measure of her adversary yet once she was finished with it, the Indian experienced no difficulty associating her straight punches.

Jyoti’s session against Russia’s Ekaterina Molchanova was battled on a level. In an energizing challenge, both the boxers coordinated each other punch for punch and had the packed stadium on its feet with their trades.

The taller Russian appeared to be not really irritated by the vociferous help that her adversary was getting however the Indian was a shade better in associating her blows. The Indian brought a consistent triumph, leaving the Russian boxer in tears and her mentors incensed.

The contest between India’s Sakshi and England’s Ivy-Jane Smith was the closest encounter. Smith seemed more dominant but could not find favour with the judges, who were 3-2 in awarding the bout to the home favourite.

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