India claim 5 gold medals at AIBA Youth Women Boxing Championship

India topped the medals’ chart after claiming five gold medals on the final day of the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships on 26 November 2017. 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.

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.

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