Youth Boxing World Championship: India Bags Seven Out Of Seven Gold Medals

Youth Boxing World Championship ,Gitika Narwal
Indian boxers Vinka (60 kg), Poonam Punia (57kg), Baby Naorem Chanu (51kg), Gitika Narwal (48kg),  Arundhati Chaudhary (69 kg), Sanamcha Chanu (79 kgs) and Alfiya Pathan (81 kg) bagged gold medals in the Youth Boxing World Championship in Kielce, Poland, in the finals on Thursday.

After the semi-finals, seven women had qualified for the gold medal final round and all of them stood winners in their respective categories. While Vinka showed a terrific performance and took down her opponent Zhuldyz Shayakhmetova from Kazakhstan in the final round in the 60kg category of the ongoing championship, Poonam Punia ensures the 3rd position defeating Sthelyne Grosy of France to win the bout 5-0 in the 57kg.

Previously, Gitika faced Poland’s Natalia Dominika to clinch the gold medal and Baby Naorem Chanu defeated Valeriia Linkova of Russia by 5-0.

Both the boxers spent the opening round taking a measure of each other. However, Babyrojisana, who is a product of MC Mary Kom’s academy in Manipur, stepped up the pressure with an attack-first approach to sealing the bout in the final three minutes.

Since the beginning, Punia maintained an upper hand on the French boxer and went on to defeat her opponent by a similar margin as the aforementioned Indian boxers.

Boxer Arundhati faced Poland’s Barbara Marcinkowska in the 69 kg category and defeated her. Sanamacha Chanu fought against another Kazakhstan boxer Dana Diday in the women’s 75 kg final round and defeated her with a score of 3-2. Another Indian boxer, Alfiya Pathan, faced the last round against Daria Kozorez and she also bagged the gold medal.

A total of eight Indians made it to the finals as seven women boxers along with one male boxer participated in the Youth Boxing World Championship 2021.