India wins 5 gold medals at Youth Women Boxing Worlds
Guwahati: India topped the medals’ tally after winning five gold medals on the final day of the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships here on Sunday.
Nitu, Jyoti, Sakshi, Shashi Chopra and Ankushita Boro clinched the yellow metals. India earlier had also won two bronze medals. It was the biggest medal haul in the championship, followed by Russia (2 gold, 4 silver).
It was Nitu who began the day successfully in her light flyweight bout against Kazakh Zhazira Urakbayeva. The Indian won 5-0 as she qualified for 2018 Youth Olympics.
Up next, flyweight boxer Jyoti unleashed a flurry of fierce punches, surprising her opponent Ekaterina Molchonova of Russia in a 5-0 triumph.
Then, Ankushita demolished Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik in a 5-0 victory in the light welterweight final.
In the bantamweight final, Sakshi edged past Ivy-Jane Smith of England 3-2, while featherweight boxer Shashi floored Vietnam’s Nghc Do Hong 4-1.
The Russian charge was led by the indestructible Anastasiia Shamonova who crushed England’s Georgia O’Connor 5-0 in the middleweight category to take gold.
Kristina Tkacheva too was in a league of her own, routing Kazakhstan’s Dina Isdlambekova 5-0.
The only American in the final, Citalli Oritz, scored a 3-2 win over Nataliya Sychugova of Russia in the welterweight final.
Lightfly: Nitu (IND) bt Zhazira Urakbayeva (KAZ) 5-0.
Flyweight: Jyoti (IND) bt Ekaterina Molchonova (RUS) 5-0.
Bantam: Sakshi (IND) bt Ivy-Jane Smith (ENG) 3-2.
Feather: Shashi Chopra (IND) bt Nghc Do Hong (VIE) 4-1.
Light: Aeji IM (KOR) bt Vittoria De Carlo (ITA) 4:1
Welter: Citalli Oritz (US) bt Nataliya Sychugova (RUS) 3:2
Middle: Anastasiia Shamonova (RUS) bt Georgia O’Connor (ENG) 5-0.
Light Heavy: Arailym Begdilda (KAZ) bt Anastasiia Rybak (RUS)
Heavy: Kristina Tkacheva (RUS) bt Isdlambekova Dina (KAZ) 5-0.
Light Welter: An Kushita Boro (IND) bt Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS) 5-0.