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Haryana Retains Women's Youth Boxing National Championship

LockerRoom Team
08 July 2023

In a display of sheer dominance, defending champions Haryana successfully retained the Women's Youth Boxing National Championship by securing an impressive haul of nine medals, including eight golds. The final day of the tournament witnessed a remarkable performance from the Haryana team, with all eight of their finalists emerging victorious to claim the top spot on the leaderboard with 63 points.

Bhawna Sharma (48kg) and Anshu (50kg) set the tone for Haryana's success by starting off with resounding 5-0 wins over Karneka Kathayat of Uttarakhand and Chanchal Choudhary of Uttar Pradesh, respectively. Their triumph provided Haryana with a perfect head start in the competition.

The 52kg weight category witnessed an intense battle between Haryana's Mohini and Chandigarh's Nidhi, with both boxers delivering powerful blows to each other. Eventually, Mohini took control of the match, prevailing over her opponent with a close score of 4-3.

Kirti, the reigning Asian Junior Champion in the 81+kg weight category, displayed her exceptional skills as she outclassed her opponents, leading to the referee stopping the contest (RSC) in consecutive matches. Kirti unleashed a relentless onslaught against Rajasthan's Nirjhra Baba, swiftly wrapping up the bout in the first round itself, securing the gold medal in the process.

The remaining four gold medalists for Haryana were Priya (57kg), Muskan (75kg), Pranjal Yadav (70kg), and Tanu (54kg).

Uttarakhand and Delhi secured the second and third positions on the leaderboard with 32 and 20 points, respectively. Led by two-time Asian Junior Champion Nikita Chand, Uttarakhand clinched three golds and one silver medal. Delhi concluded their campaign with three silver medals and one bronze.

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Priya (57kg) from Haryana was honoured as the best boxer due to her exceptional display in the 57kg category, while Anjali Singh from Madhya Pradesh was recognized as the most promising boxer, highlighting her potential in the sport.

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