July 6, 2022

Six Indian junior boxers, together with Vini, Yakshika and Vidhi, registered contrasting wins to assert gold medals of their respective weight classes on the 2022 ASBC Asian Early life and Junior Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan on Sunday.

Vini, the diminutive boxer from Hisar, beat Karina Tokubay of Kazakhstan within the flyweight 50kg ultimate.

The Indian boxer began off smartly and received the primary spherical convincingly, earlier than her opponent made a robust comeback in the second one spherical, which set the tone for a fierce ultimate spherical that noticed each the boxers alternate a large number of punches. Vini was once scoring persistently and transferring across the ring enroute securing a 5-0 verdict in her favour.

Yakshika (52kg) displayed exceptional braveness and temperament towards Uzbekistan’s Rakhima Bekniyazova to mount a comeback. The pugilist from Panipat conceded a large number of punches within the first spherical and was once trailing 0-5.

However, she got here again strongly in the second one spherical and counter-attacked brilliantly to degree the ratings. She persevered her competitive manner within the final spherical to finish the comeback and win 4-1.

Vidhi notched up a relaxed 5-0 win towards Aya Suwindeh of Jordan within the 57kg featherweight ultimate. The Indian was once in cruise keep watch over all the way through the bout and compelled the opponent to play at her phrases. Enjoying at a distance, Vidhi was once choosing her punches neatly and moved round rapidly all the way through the bout, with out giving any probability to the native lady.

Protecting Champion Nikita Chand (60kg) grabbed the yellow steel once more as she ruled her bout towards Uldana Taubay of Kazakhstan from the start which pressured the referee to forestall the competition within the 3rd spherical.

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Shrushti Sathe (63kg) was once up towards Nursulu Suienaly of Kazakhstan who had no solution for the Indian boxer’s reflexes and powerful punches. Shrushti was once relentlessly touchdown correct punches in the second one spherical and on account of that, the referee stopped the competition in the second one spherical.

Rudrika (75kg) blanked Kazakhstan’s Shuglya Nalibay 5-0 in a one-sided contest.

Previous within the day, Mahi (46kg) and Palak (48kg) misplaced unanimously to Jasmin Tokhirova and Zilolakhon Yufova of Uzbekistan of their respective bouts. Supriya (54kg) additionally misplaced towards Uzbekistan’s Uzukjamol Yunusova because the referee stopped the competition in the second one spherical.

Within the 81 kg ultimate, Khushi went down preventing towards Kazakhstan’s Kuralay Yeginbaikyzy 1-4. Nirjhara (+81kg) misplaced to Sobirakhon Shakhobidinova of Uzbekistan by means of RSC in the second one spherical.

With 21 medals within the junior and 18 in formative years phase, the Indian contingent has secured 39 medals on the prestigious continental event the place each the age teams of women and men — formative years and junior — are being performed in combination.

India had received 39 medals, together with 14 gold, within the final version of the event held in Dubai in 2021.

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Revealed on: Sunday, March 13, 2022, 07:58 PM IST