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 snug wins of their last-16 stage bouts in Kielce, Poland. Poonam, who has by no means misplaced a bout throughout her whole profession up to now, eradicated Kazakhstan’s Nazerke Serik by unanimous choice within the quarter-finals on Sunday. She will 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 event.
“They pushed me, they told me to work hard. And I won because my coaches are very good. My tactic was to attack and then defend. I will win the gold,” she stated.
Among 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 guaranteeing a medal for the nation.
However, the marketing campaign ended for Nisha Gurjar (64kg) after a 1-Four loss to Latvia’s Beatrise Rozentale.
Earlier, Gitika defeated Kazakhstan’s Arailym Marat 5-0. Chongtham obtained the higher of Mahdi Kohsroshahi by an analogous 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 workforce — 10 males and as many ladies — within the competitors that includes 414 boxers from 52 international locations.
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