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Indian women boxers claim six gold medals at Golden Girl Championship

Indian women boxers claim six gold medals at Golden Girl Championship
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Published: 3 Feb 2020 11:05 AM GMT

India’s junior and youth women boxers dominated with fourteen medals including six golds as India won the best team trophy at the Golden Girl Championship in Boras, Sweden on Sunday.

While the junior women's team clinched five golds, three silvers and one bronze medal, the youth team secured a single gold and four bronze medals.

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Haryana’s Prachi Dhankar (50 kg), playing in the junior

category, won the 'Best Boxer of the Tournament' award. Besides Prachi, Ethoibi

Chanu Wangjam (54 kg), Lashu Yadav (66 kg) and Mahi Raghav (80 kg) also won gold

medals with unanimous verdict of 3-0 in their respective categories.

In the youth category, Musskan (54 kg) claimed the solitary gold medal while Sanya Negi (57 kg), Deepika (64 kg), Musskan (69 kg) and Sakshi Jahdale (75 kg) settled for bronze. The three silvers in the junior category were won by Janhavi Churi (46 kg) Rudy Lalhmingmuani (66 kg) and Tanishka Patil (80kg) while Diya Negi settled for bronze in the 60 kg slot.

Prachi with her best boxer of the tournament trophy.
Prachi with her best boxer of the tournament trophy.

A total of 75 teams participated in the championships which

saw some of the most talented upcoming boxers from the world vying for medals.

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