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Gold rush for India at Guwahati , India Finish on top with 7 medal at Women’s Youth World Championship rush for India at Guwahati , India Finish on top with 7 medal at Women’s Youth World Championship

Sunday witnessed ten thrilling finals of the 2017 Women’s Youth World Championships in the north-east India city of Guwahati , at which Russia, Kazakhstan, USA and South Korea topped the podium along with the hosts India whose boxers dominated the lighter weight categories. A total of 160 boxers from 31 countries began the week-long tournament, which also made available four quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Nitu (48kg), Jyoti Gulia (51kg), Sakshi choudhury (54kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg) and Ankushita Boro (64kg) won gold medals for an Indian sweep in the finals .It was only fitting that the last bout of the tournament saw local girl Ankushita Boro (64 kg) winning by slender margin against Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik to complete the gold rush and sending the capacity crowd into a wild celebration. The Assam boxer was also announced as the player of the tournament

Light Flyweight (48kg)
The first to get India a gold medal was Haryana’s Nitu in the light flyweight (45-48 kg). Having recently defeated Russian 17-year-old Ekaterina Molchanova in the final of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Women’s Youth Tournament three months ago, Singh looked relaxed meeting her once again, Her jabs and straights proved too much for her fancied Kazakh rival Zhazira Urakbayeva. She won by a 5:0 verdict.she also qualified for 2018 Youth Olympics.

Flyweight (51kg)

Jyoti’s bout against Russia’s Ekaterina Molchanova was fought on an even keel. In a exciting contest, both the boxers matched each other punch for punch and had the packed stadium on its feet with their exchanges.The taller Russian seemed hardly perturbed by the vociferous support that her opponent was getting but the Indian was a shade better in connecting her blows.The Indian fetched a unanimous victory, leaving the Russian boxer in tears and her coaches irate.

Bantamweight (54kg)

Sakshi Choudhary proved to be one of the outstanding performers in Guwahati, the Junior World Champion adding the Bantamweight Youth title to her CV in impressive fashion with victory over England’s Ivy-Jane Smith.After registering a crushing win in the semi-finals, Sakshi faced England’s Ivy-Jane Smith in a tense bout. Haryana’s Sakshi had a tough time in the ring against England’s Ivy-Jane Smith in their bantamweight (54kg) bout. But she managed to land a flurry of straights in the final round to win gold.

Featherweight (57kg)

Just like Sakshi, Shashi too saw her most formidable challenge in the summit clash of the 57 kg category. Vietnam’s Do Hong Ngoc was quick on her feet and neither of them wanted to open their guard. This meant that the players played from a distance.The Vietnamese boxer went into the final unbeaten this year and looked focused from the opening seconds, stifling Chopra’s attacking instincts early on. The 18-year-old Indian found her rhythm in the second round, however, her jabs finally clicking and finding their target with increasing regularity.The final round bore a stark similarity to the first but Shashi saw out a win by points (4-1).

Light Welterweight (64kg)

he last bout of the day was Ankushita taking on Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnk and egged on by a vociferous crowd, the local girl had been laid low by chicken pox before the tournament .Ankushita Boro grew up just 200km from Guwahati, and the Assam spirit flowed through her as she recorded a famous world title win. Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik struggled to assert herself on the tie despite some early pressure, and by the start of the final round, Boro looked relaxed and in control. The 18-year-old Indian used her height advantage and kept her distance, picking off Dynnik as she advanced to secure an emotional gold and send the crowd into raptures.

The championship was held in India for the first time.India earlier had also won two bronze medals. It was the biggest medal haul in the championship, followed by Russia (2 gold, 4 silver).Of the 36 other nations that participated, Russia was the next best team with two gold medals Anastasia Shamonova in middleweight (75 kg) and Kristina Tkacheva in heavyweight.India had won just one bronze medal at the previous edition of the event and had not won a gold since 2011 when Sarjubala Devi secured the yellow metal .

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