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Indian junior women’s boxing team wins 8 medals at Nations Cup in Serbia

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These past few years, Indian women in boxing have completely changed the way Indian sportswomen were perceived by all us. Our country has been blessed with gems like PT Usha and Sania Mirza, but women boxers in the country have blown everyone away. Adding another feather to their cap the Junior Women’s boxing team, recently won eight medals at the fourth Nations Cup in Serbia.

 

Creating history by winning the championship for the first time, Junior Indian women’s team won a total of eight medals: three gold [Soniya (48kg), Mandeep Kaur Sandhu (50kg) and Muskan (60kg)], three silver [Anjali Sharma (46kg), Harpreet Kaur Sidhu (54kg) and Shruti Yadav (63kg)] and two bronze medals [Riya Tokas (52kg) and Ani Lama (57kg) ]. India’s performance was followed closely by Russia and Kazakhstan.

 

Sandeep Jajodia, president of Boxing India, in the Boxing India release said, “I would like to congratulate and thank them for bringing laurels to the nation and placing India at a prominent position on the global map for sports.” According to a report by Times of India, Indian coach Shiv Singh said, “This is the first time our juniors have won the team championship in this tournament. We had finished second in the last edition… But we were confident of doing well given the training the girls had undergone at the SAI centre in Bhopal.”

 

[Feature Picture Courtesy: News Nation]