India’s boxers have put on an impressive showing in the Women’s Youth World ChampionshipsIndian boxers remained on course for their best ever performance at the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships in Guwahati. They added five more medals to the already assured two on the day of quarterfinals.
Jyoti Gulia (51 kg), Shashi Chopra (57 kg), Ankushita Boro (64 kg), Nitu (48 kg) and Sakshi Choudhary (54 kg) entered the semifinals after winning their respective quarterfinal bouts. Earlier, the direct entry of Anupama (81kg) and Neha Yadav (+81kg) to the last four had secured two medals.
Ankushita Boro a two-time international silver-medalist once again delighted the home fans by sealing a medal for herself at the Youth Women’s World Championship in boxing after defeating Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli in a closely contested quarter-final .
It was Jyoti who got the ball rolling for India in the flyweight 51-kg category,The Haryana-girl, an international gold-medalist, was her trademark aggressive self and had Marchese on the back foot from the word go and seal a 5-0 victory overItaly’s Giovanna Marchese , while the impressive Shashi Chopra picked up her third consecutive win, via a unanimous decision.The another Haryana-boxer,also an international gold-medalist, guaranteed herself of a medal after moving to the semi-finals. of 57-kg category.
In the evening session, Nitu (48 kg) and Sakshi (54 kg) were also in fine form in their respective bouts,winning them by unanimous decisions to become the sixth and the seventh Indians to earn a place in the last-four. Nitu had no trouble sailing past Germany’s Maxi Klotzer ,Similar was the case of Sakshi, who defeated China’s Lu Xia .
However, Niharika Gonella (75kg) and Astha Pahwa (69kg) bowed out of medal contention after going down to England’s Georgia O’Connor and Turkey’s Canser Oltu in their respective quarter-final bouts . Astha Pahwa (69kg) was shocked not to get the decision in her favour even after giving a superior performance against Turkey’s opponent , who got a caution for biting the Indian’s left shoulder.
India had won just one bronze medal in the previous edition of the event and the country has not won a gold in this event since 2011.
Semifinals Will Be played on 24-25 November . On 24th Jyoti Gulia ( 51kg ) Will be first Indian to box her Semifinal bout .she will Face Kazakhstan Opponent Zhansaya Abdraimova . Next Will be Balkan 2017 (International Boxing Competition ) Gold Medalist Haryanvi Shashi Chopra who will face Namuun Monkhor (MGL).Home Girl Ankushita Boro (64 Kg) Will be in Action on 24th (evening Session) , she will have toughest opponent in form of Top seeded Thailand Thanchanok Saksri . Neha Yadav (81 + Kg ) who got bye to SF, will also Start her Companion at world and will face Kazakhstan opponent Dina Islambekova .
Other 3 Semifinalist Nitu (48 kg) , Sakshi Choudhary (54 Kg) and Anupama Kundu (81 Kg) will be in Action on 25th November , Here is Complete Detail of World Youth Championship –