The seventh edition of International Boxing tournament “Nations Cup” was organised by Jovica Panic and Vojvodina Boxing Association between 9 to 15th January 2018 in Sombor (Serbia).
Indian junior and youth teams continued a dominating performance and claimed 11 gold medals in all and both the team championships trophies.
Indian junior team bagged 13 medals in a total of which nine gold, two silver, and two bronze. While Indian youth team clinched three gold and one bronze in the category.
In the youth category, Jony (60kg), Lalita (64kg) and Nandini (81kg) won gold medals. Rajbala (54kg) was the lone bronze-medallist. In the final, Jony beat Hungary’s Viktoria Matesz while Lalita surpassed Russian Karina Kuzheleva. Third gold came to India through Nandini who came on top after a fierce fight with Poland’s Alesandra Jonca.
In 54 kg youth category Rajbala settled for bronze medal after losing to another Polish pugilist Kaluza Beata.
In the junior category the gold-medallists were, Ekta Saroj (46kg), Baby Rozisana Chanu (52kg), Poonam (54kg), Arundhati Choudhary (60kg), Vinka (63kg), Mitika Gunele (66kg), Raj Sahiba (70kg), Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) and Komal (+80kg).
Sanjeeta (48kg) and Lipakshi won the silver medals, while Arshi Khanam (50kg) and Yashi Sharma (57kg) settled for bronze medals.