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Asian Youth Boxing C'ships: Five Indian boxers clinch the gold medal

Five Indian boxers, Brijesh Tamta, Aryan Hooda, Yashwardhan Singh, Laxmi, Nisha won the title at the Asian Youth C'ships.

Asian Youth Boxing Cships: Five Indian boxers clinch the gold medal

Five Indians won the gold medal at Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan (Photo Credit: BFI Official)


The Bridge Desk

Published: 6 May 2024 3:15 PM GMT

Five youth Indian boxers Brijesh Tamta, Aryan Hooda, Yashwardhan Singh, Laxmi and Nisha put up impressive performances to clinch gold medals at the ASBC Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan on Monday.

Brijesh gave India its first gold medal of the tournament with a unanimous 5-0 win over Tajikistan’s Muminov Muinkhodzha in the men’s 48kg final. Aryan (51kg) continued the momentum with an equally dominant 5-0 victory against Kyrgyzstan's Kamilov Zafarbek.

Yashwardhan Singh (63.5kg) had to work hard against Gafurov Ruslan of Tajikistan as both boxers showed great attacking intent but it was the Indian who ultimately clinched the win with a 4-1 verdict.

In the women’s category, Laxmi (50kg) grabbed the yellow metal in with a referee stop the contest (RSC) win in the second round of the bout against Enkh Nomundari of Mongolia 52kg category.

Later, reigning junior world champion Nisha won India’s fifth gold medal in 52 kg as she outperformed Kazakhstan’s Otynbay Bagzhan in a dominating 5-0 win.

Meanwhile, nine youth boxers, Sagar Jakhar (60kg), Priyanshu (71kg), Rahul Kundu (75kg), Aryan (92kg), Tamanna (54kg), Nikita Chand (60kg), Shrushti Sathe (63kg), Rudrika (75kg) and Khushi Pooniya (81kg) ended campaigns with silver medals after losing in their respective finals.

Earlier, eight youth boxers, Sumit (67 Kg), Sahil (80 Kg), Lakshay Rathi((92+ Kg), Annu (48 Kg), Yatri S(57 Kg), Parthavi( 66 Kg), Akansha P (70 Kg) and Nirjhara (81+) Kg clinched the bronze medals.

India clinched 22 medals in the youth section at the prestigious tournament which has been witnessing high-voltage action with the presence of 390-plus boxers from more than 24 countries, including strong boxing nations such as China, India, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan fighting for the medals across 25 weight categories.

On Saturday night, Olympic-bound boxer Preeti (54kg) entered the U-22 finals along with five other Indian women. With, Muskan (75kg) and Alfiya Pathan (81kg) already in the finals after receiving byes in their respective semi-finals, country's eight women and four men pugilists will compete in the U-22 finals on Tuesday.

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