Youth Boxing World Championships: India’s Poonam enters featherweight semi-finals

Youth Boxing World Championships: India’s Poonam enters featherweight semi-finals

Poonam, who has by no means misplaced a bout throughout her whole profession thus far, eradicated Kazakhstan’s Nazerke Serik by unanimous determination within the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Youth Boxing World Championships: India's Poonam enters featherweight semi-finals

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New Delhi: India’s Poonam entered the semifinals of 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 thus far, eradicated Kazakhstan’s Nazerke Serik by unanimous determination within the quarter-finals on Sunday.

She is going to subsequent face a tricky 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 advised me to work laborious. And I received as a result of my coaches are excellent. My tactic was to assault after which defend. I’ll win the gold,” she mentioned.

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 guaranteeing a medal for the nation.

Nonetheless, 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 an 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 nations.

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