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Haryana girls dominate at Youth National Boxing Championship

Haryana girls dominate at Youth National Boxing Championship

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Published: 31 March 2018 7:22 AM GMT
The 2nd Youth National BoxingChampionship concluded with Haryana's women running away with all the spoils of victory. They won six out of six gold medals whereas among the men, the SSCB stable boxers took home nine out ten gold medals. Haryana's Joni missed out on a spot in the World Youth Championships (WYC) last year but that didn't seem to batter her confidence much. According to reports, She outplayed her opponent thoroughly and came out with a 5-0 victory and is hopeful of this win being a stepping stone for greater wins in the future. "I had missed out on the WYC as I lost in the finals last year. This year, I did not want a repeat and worked double as hard to emerge as the national champion. I have done my bit and hopefully, I will get selected for international tournaments in the future," said Joni after clinching gold. https://twitter.com/TheWelspunGroup/status/979699856343146496 WYC gold medallist Sakshi, continued to show her skills by emerging at the top of the Championship. A bit of a surprise came in the 69-75 kg where Niharika Gonella, silver medallist at the Junior World Championships was defeated by Astha Pahwa of UP quite decisively. In the Men's category, Satender Singh was the only one of the SSCB Stables boys who stumbled and thus, failed to defend his crown against Daman and Diu's Ronak. Among the winners was also Khelo India Champion Bhavesh Kattimani who won gold in the 52 kg category. It started with S. Barun Singh beginning in style by winning 4-1 against Andhra boy R. Sai Kumar. This was followed by Youth Asian Boxing Championship bronze medalist Ankit defeating Haryana's Akshay Kumar. Akash, another bronze medalist from the same championship, outplayed Mohit, from Haryana 5-0 to emerge victorious while the last bout of the day left things a little bloody. The 91+ category saw local lad Mohit, not only facing defeat but also bleeding from the mouth seriously enough for the referee to stop the contest. https://twitter.com/virenrasquinha/status/979673769399738368 The overall achievement of the team was applauded greatly by the head coach, Vijay Kumar Sharma who gleefully said, "We have a history of producing boxers like Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishnan, and this achievement goes on to display our prowess of producing world beaters and I am sure these young boys will be able to carry that legacy forward." ALSO READ: There are Haryanvi girls, taking over the world
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