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Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing C'ships: Vishvanath and Akash enter semis

Akash Gorkha, Vishvanath Suresh, and Preet Malik reached the semi-final of Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships.

Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Cships: Vishvanath and Akash enter semis

Akash Gorkha (left) and Vishvanath Suresh (right) reached the final of the Asian U-22 and Youth Championships. (Photo Credit: ASCB)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 30 April 2024 5:01 PM GMT

Vishvanath Suresh, Akash Gorkha, and Preet Malik advanced to the men's U-22 semi-finals after convincing wins in their respective bouts at the ASBC Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.

Reigning youth world champion Vishvanath (48kg) led the charge for India as he beat Iran's Hassani Seyedarsham 5-0 in a one-sided quarterfinal bout.

Senior national champion Akash (60kg) outclassed Ebadi Arman of Iran with an identical 5-0 scoreline.

Preet (67kg) also didn't take much time before finishing the bout with a Referee Stopping the Contest (RSC) decision in the first round itself against Vietnam's Nguyen Duc Ngoc.

Kunal (75kg), however, bowed out after losing 0-5 against Iran's Mahshari Mohammad in the quarter-finals.

Jugnoo (86kg), Rhythm (+92kg), Tammana (50kg), Preeti (54kg), and Priyanka (60kg) will have their U-22 quarter-final bouts later on Tuesday.

The U-22 semi-finals will be played on Saturday.

On Monday night, Rahul Kundu (75kg), Lakshay Rathi (+92kg), Laxmi (50kg), Tamanna (54kg), Yatri Patel (57kg), and Shrusthi Sathe (63kg) emerged victorious to enter the semi-finals in the youth category.

On Wednesday, nine young Indian boxers will compete in their respective quarter-final bouts: Aryan (51kg), Jatin (57kg), Yashwardhan Singh (63.5kg), Priyanshu (71kg), Sahil (80kg) and Aryan (92kg) in the men's category, and Nisha (52kg), Akansha Phalaswal (70kg) and Rudrika (75kg) in the women's section.

Nearly 400 boxers from more than 24 countries are competing in the prestigious tournament across 25 weight categories.

The finals of the youth and U-22 categories will be played on May 6 and 7 respectively.

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