The Youth Boxing World Championships is going down in Kielce, Poland.© AFP
India’s Poonam entered the semifinals of the featherweight (57kg) class whereas 5 of her compatriots superior to the quarterfinals of the Youth Boxing World Championships after securing comfy wins of their last-16 stage bouts in Kielce, Poland. Poonam, who has by no means misplaced a bout throughout her total profession to this point, eradicated Kazakhstan’s Nazerke Serik by unanimous resolution within the quarter-finals on Sunday. She is going to subsequent face a troublesome opponent in Sitora Turdibekova of Uzbekistan. Poonam attributed her success to her coaches and exuded confidence of returning with the gold medal from the continuing match.
“They pushed me, they informed me to work laborious. And I gained as a result of my coaches are excellent. My tactic was to assault after which defend. I’ll win the gold,” she stated.
Amongst different ladies, Gitika (48kg) made the final eight on Saturday.
From the lads’s contingent, Asian silver-medallist Ankit Narwal (64kg), Bishwamitra Chongtham (49kg), Sachin (56kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) stood only one win away from making certain a medal for the nation.
Nevertheless, the marketing campaign ended for Nisha Gurjar (64kg) after a 1-4 loss to Latvia’s Beatrise Rozentale.
Earlier, Gitika defeated Kazakhstan’s Arailym Marat 5-0. Chongtham obtained the higher of Mahdi Kohsroshahi by an identical margin earlier than Sachin obtained the higher of David Jimenez Valdez.
His was additionally a unanimous victory. Narwal went previous Poland’s Oliwier Zamojski 4-1, whereas Vishal out-punched Croatia’s Borna Loncaric in his pre-quarterfinal bout. India have fielded a 20-member staff — 10 males and as many ladies — within the competitors that includes 414 boxers from 52 nations.
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