Rohtak (Haryana), Nov 9:
Local boxers continued their dominance in the ring as eight out of 10 marched into the finals of the inaugural Junior Women National Boxing Championship here today.
In the 48-kg weight category, Sanjeeta defeated Sandhya from Delhi as the bout went down to the wire. Even though Sanjeeta didn’t let her opponent breathe as she threw a flurry of punches which continuously hit the Delhi girl, she stood firm till the last round but eventually lost out by a 5-0 margin.
Meenakshi (50-kg) also ran riot in her bout against Uttarakhand’s Soniya Goni as she defeated her by 5-0. In the 52- kg category, Poonam followed suit as she took on Maharashtra’s Preeti and single-handedly defeated her by the same score line of 5-0.
There were two Haryana’s boxers in the 54-kg category who made their way into the finals and will fight for the gold medals against each other. Vanlalhriapull from Mizoram lost out to Priyanka 5-0 whereas Rajasthan’s Jhalak Tomar was left biting the dust and the referee had to intervene to stop the contest against Yogita.
Yashi Sharma (60-kg) lost out on her opportunity for a gold medal as she lost out to Arundhati from Rajasthan.
In the 63-kg category, Vinka registered a comeback victory over Delhi’s Sidhi Gaur. Dipti also made her way into the summit clash as she defeated Himachal Pradesh’s Shivangi. Raj Sahiba (70-kg) had to toil it out to edge past Tamil Nadu’s Syedarshi Hussain.
Sushma also had to go the same way as Sahiba as she battled hard to eke out a 3-2 win against Punjab’s Komal. (PTI)