Junior boxers win 21 medals in the Asian Championship
NEW DELHI: Indian boxers hit hard on the Junior Asian Championships , achieving a total of 21 medals, including six gold and nine silver, to finish with the best medal tour among 26 competing countries in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
The squad of Indian men won two gold medals, three silver and the same amount of bronze, while the women claimed four gold medals, six silver and three bronze to complete a great performance on Thursday night.
The team finished first in terms of medals won, but finished second behind Uzbekistan (20), which had a better gold score of eight.
The gold medalists among the men were Vishvanath Suresh (46 kg) and Bishwamitra Chongtham (48 kg).
The best women in the country were the current national champion Kalpana (46 kg), Preeti Dahiya (60 kg), Tanshbir Kaur Sandhu (80 kg) and Alfiya Tarannum Pathan (+ 80 kg).
The silver medals were claimed by Yogesh Kagra (63 kg), Jaydeep Rawat (66 kg) and Rahul (70 kg).
Among the women, Tamanna (48 kg), Tannu (52 kg), Neha (54 kg), Khushi (63 kg), Sharvari Kalyankar (70 kg) and Khushi (75 kg) collected silver medals.
The list of women bronze medalists was composed of Rinku (50 kg), Ambeshori Devi (57 kg) and Mahi Lama (66 kg).
Vijay Singh (50 kg), Victor Singh Shaikhom (52 kg) and Vanshaj (60 kg) obtained the bronze in the men's competition.
Some 26 unprecedented countries competed in the continental event, which was open only to boxers born in 2003 or 2004.
The number of participating boxers was 239, including 170 men and 69 women.