Indian women boxers end Montenegro youth tournament with five gold medals

The 19-member Indian team secured the second position while Uzbekistan and Ukraine claimed first and third position respectively in the overall standings

Indian women boxers ended the tournament with 5 gold medals, which took the overall medal tally of India to 12   -  AP (REPRESENTATIVE)

Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) fetched two more gold medals taking the total to five as Indian women boxers secured a top finish in the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.

Lucky Rana (64kg) secured silver after losing her final bout 5-0 to Finnish boxer Lia Pukkila as Indian women emerged as the top team with 10 medals (five gold, three silver and two bronze).

Uzbekistan (2 gold) and Czech Republic (1 gold) ended at second and third position respectively.

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Three-time Khelo India gold-medallist Arundhati pulled off a dominating 5-0 victory over Ukraine's Maryana Stoiko on Sunday.

Chanu, who trains at MC Mary Kom's Imphal-based academy ousted Asian junior champion Sabina Bobokulova of Uzbekistan in a close fight which ended 3-2 in favour of the Indian.

Alfiya Pathan (+81kg), Vinka (60kg) and T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) are the other Indian women boxers who secured gold medals in their respective categories earlier in this tournament.

For her magnificent show, Vinka received the Best Woman Boxer of the Tournament award.

With two medals in the men's category, the 19-member Indian team concluded its campaign with an overall second position (12 medals).

Uzbekistan and Ukraine claimed first and third position respectively in the overall standings.

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