After sportspersons like Vijender Singh and Mary Kom has taken the country’s pride in the highest degree, some of the other young adepts started to follow their stride and kept inspiring.
You may be happy to hear that Indian pugilists returned to the country with a trailblazing glory and brought the country eight medals, including four golds, from the third youth international championships Balkan Open 2017 in Sophia, Bulgaria.
That aside, the Indian boxers won one silver and three bronze medals alongside Indian youth team being deemed as the best team in the championship. Neetu Begum (48kg) in Gold Run, outshined Emi-Mari Todorova of Bulgaria 5-0, Sashi (57kg) won the country’s second gold beating Giordana Sorrentino from Italy.
In the 54 kg summit clash, Sakshi gave Biancamaria Tessari of Italy a tough battle and the referee stopped the contest in the second round to give India their third goal. There after Neha Yadav (+81kg) outshined Adrienne Juhasz belonging from Hungary 3-2 to score India’s fourth gold medal. The only disappointment was Ankushita (64kg) losing out to Rebecca Nicolo of Italy but still brought the silver medal for India nevertheless.
Then there were Bronze medals which were won by Joy Kumari (51kg) and Sapna (75kg) and Anupama (+81kg).
India is now gearing up for AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship which is slated to be held in Guwahati from November 19-26.
It is a major win for India and we are now looking forward to The Women’s World Youth Boxing Championship as declared by the AIBA (The International Boxing Federation of India’. President Ching Kuo Wo will grace the event with is presence in the ceremony to be held in Guwahati in November. We are hence waiting for bated breath to see Indian Boxing team to perform and establish its credentials in the International forefront.