Boxing Youth World Championships: Babyrojisana Chanu is a product of Mary Kom’s academy.© AFP
Indian boxers Gitika (48kg) and Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) clinched gold medals within the Youth World Championships in Kielce, Poland, notching up dominating victories within the finals on Thursday. Whereas Gitika prevailed 5-0 over Poland’s Natalia Kuczewska, Babyrojisana defeated Valeriia Linkova of Russia by the same margin after an in depth opening spherical. Gitika opened the proceedings for India and she or he grunted her approach to domination, outpunching her hapless opponent. Additionally hanging was Gitika’s impeccable footwork and steadiness. Kuczewska, alternatively, appeared clueless for many half, hardly ever managing to attach and unable to deal with the sheer tempo and aggression of her rival.
Gitika gave Kuczzewska a bloody nostril within the third spherical, refusing to take her foot off the pedal even for a second. Babyrojisana, alternatively, fought out a extra intense battle.
Each the boxers spent the opening spherical taking a measure of one another however the Indian landed sufficient straights to get a 3-2 verdict in her favour within the first three minutes.
The engagement picked up within the second spherical and it was the Manipuri who grabbed the upper-hand, negating the Russian’s peak benefit with some ferocious hooks.
Linkova was additionally responsible of not defending properly as Babyrojisana clinched the second spherical unanimously.
Within the last three minutes, Babyrojisana, a product of M C Mary Kom’s academy in Manipur, stepped up the strain with an attack-first method to seal the bout.
A complete of eight Indians have made the finals, seven of them girls. The lone male finalist Sachin (56kg) will combat on Friday.