New Delhi, Nov 24 Younger Indian boxers continued their dominance on the IBA Youth Males’s and Ladies’s World Boxing Championships 2022 as seven of them stormed into the finals with gorgeous victories in La Nucia, Spain.
Youth Asian champions Vanshaj and Vishwanath Suresh marched forward together with Ashish to keep up their all-win report within the males’s semifinals whereas Kirti (+81kg), Bhawna Sharma (48kg), Devika Ghorpade (52kg) and Ravina (63kg) progressed within the ladies’s part.
Whereas Chennai boy Vishwanath claimed a 4-1 win over Juanma Lopez of Puerto Rico; Vanshaj (63.5kg) and Ashish (54kg), who hail from Haryana, posted shut 3-2 and 4-3 triumphs in opposition to USA’s Deshawn Crocklem and Uzbekistan’s Khujanazar Nortojiev respectively of their thrilling final four stage encounters.
The ladies’s boxers, then again, recorded snug wins aside from Kirti’s 3-2 victory in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Assel Toktassyn.
Ravina and Bhawna outpunched their Kazakh opponents, Assem Tanatar and Gulnaz Buribayeva, respectively by unanimous choices. Maharashtra woman Devika received the higher of USA’s Aameedah Pleasure with a 4-1 margin.
In the meantime, four different Indian ladies in motion -Tamanna (50kg), Kunjarani Devi Thongam (60kg), Muskan (75kg) and Lashu Yadav (70kg) – signed off with bronze medals after defeats of their respective semifinals.
The Indian boxers have reasserted their supremacy on the prestigious championships as 11 out of 17 quarterfinalists went on to substantiate medals — highest for any nation on the ongoing version, whereby near 600 boxers from 73 nations have been within the fray.
Uzbekistan are second with 10 confirmed medals whereas Eire and Kazakhstan are positioned collectively within the third place with seven medals every.
India’s dominance within the ladies’s part is one other spotlight of the event as eight pugilists have secured medals which is essentially the most for any nation adopted by Kazakhstan (5) and Uzbekistan (4).
Bhawna, and Devika will struggle for gold on Friday together with all three male boxers whereas others will play their finals on Saturday.
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