For the first time, the Asian Championships for junior and youth are being held together in Dubai. India finished second in the points table in junior category
India’s performance in Asian Boxing Championship
In the Asian Junior Boxing Championship held in Dubai, India ended the campaign with their best performance till date. India won a total of eight gold medals in this championship, out of which six were in the girls’ and two boys’ categories.
10 girls from India had reached the final. Out of these 10, six won their final matches and captured gold while four had to be content with silver. On the other hand, in the boys’ section, three boxers had reached the final, out of which two were successful in winning the gold medal. This is the first time that both the age groups – junior and youth – championships are being held simultaneously.
Girls captured 6 out of 10 gold
India won gold medals at par with Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan topped with nine gold medals. National champions Rohit Chamoli (48kg) and Bharat Jun (above 81kg) started off by winning gold medals in the boys’ section. This was followed by Vishu Rathi (48kg), Tanu (52kg), Nikita Chand (60kg), Mahi Raghav (63kg), Pranjal Yadav (75kg) and Kirti (above 81kg) in the girls’ category. Got the medals.
Kirti defeated Shugalya Risbek of Kazakhstan 4-1 while Mahi Raghav defeated Algerim Kabdolda of Kazakhstan 3-2. Nikita defeated Asem Tanatar of Kazakhstan while Pranjal defeated Akhjan of Kazakhstan 4-1. Rudrika (70kg) lost to Oisha Terova of Uzbekistan 1-4 and Sanjana (81kg) lost 0-5 to Umit Ahilkair of Kazakhstan. Aanchal Saini (57kg) also had to settle for silver after losing to Kazakhstan’s Ujlan Sarasenbe.
For India, Devika Ghorpade (50kg), Arzoo (54kg) and Supriya Rawat (66kg) won the girls’ category while Ashish (54kg), Anshul (57kg) and Ankush (66kg) won the boys’ category. Won bronze medals in the category. In the last Asian Junior Championships 2019, India finished third with 21 medals (six gold, nine silver and six bronze).
Junior class finals on Tuesday
In the junior category, gold medalists will be awarded $4,000 while silver and bronze medalists will receive $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. 15 Indian boxers will fight for gold in the finals of the youth competition to be held on Monday. Nivedita (48kg), Tamanna (50kg), Simran (52kg), Neha (54kg), Preeti (57kg), Preeti Dahiya (60kg), Khushi (63kg), Sneha (66kg), Khushi (75kg), Tanishbir (81kg) in the women’s section while Vishwanath Suresh (48kg), Vishwamitra Chongtham (51kg), Jaideep Rawat (71kg), Vanshman (64kg) and Vishal (80kg) will play in the men’s finals. .
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