Haryana, the defending champion, maintained its dominance in the Women’s young Nationals, winning 9 medals to wrap off the 6th young women’s national boxing tournament in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Haryana put up a spectacular performance on the final day, with all eight of its competitors collecting gold medals. Haryana finished first in the standings with 63 points, 8 gold medals, and 1 bronze medal.
Bhawna Sharma (48kg) and Anshu (50kg) led the way with a 5-0 win over Karneka Kathayat of Uttarakhand and Chanchal Choudhary of Uttar Pradesh, giving Haryana a flawless start.
The 52kg weight class saw an exciting struggle between Haryana’s Mohini and Chandigarh’s Nidhi, with both boxers landing powerful punches on each other. Mohini eventually gained control of the contest, winning 4-3.
Kirti (81+kg) of Haryana outclassed her opponent, resulting in the referee stopping the battle (RSC) in the following matches. Kirti went all guns blazing against Rajasthan’s Nirjhra Baba, claiming the gold medal in the first round.
Priya (57kg), Muskan (75kg), Pranjal Yadav (70kg), and Tanu (54kg) were the other four gold medalists for Haryana.
With 32 and 20 points, respectively, Uttarakhand and Delhi took second and third place. Uttarakhand earned three gold and one silver medals, led by two-time Asian Junior Champion Nikita Chand. Delhi finished their campaign with three silver medals and one bronze medal.
Priya (57kg) of Haryana received the award for best boxer for her outstanding performance in the 57kg division, while Anjali Singh of Madhya Pradesh was crowned most promising boxer.
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