Asian Youth Boxing Championships: Bishwamitra Chongtham, Vishal clinch gold

Other Indian boxers in action in the youth men’s category, Vishvanath Suresh, Vanshaj and Jaydeep Rawat ended their campaigns with silver medals after losing their respective summit clashes.

Bishwamitra Chongtham defeated Uzbekistan's Kuziboev Ahmadjon 4-1.

India boxers Bishwamitra Chongtham and Vishal on Monday put up a splendid show to clinch the gold medals at the 2021 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships in Dubai.

Other pugilists in the youth men’s category, Vishvanath Suresh, Vanshaj and Jaydeep Rawat ended their campaigns with silver medals after losing their respective summit clashes.

Living up to the favourite's tag, the World Youth Championships medallist Bishwamitra defeated Uzbekistan’s Kuziboev Ahmadjon 4-1 in the men’s 51kg final to hand India its first gold in the youth event at the ongoing championships. The Indian boxer showed an effective defensive technique and graceful footwork against Ahmadjon in a match which saw both boxers trade some heavy blows. However, Bishwamitra kept his cool to land some precise punches before clinching the title.

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Playing in the 80kg final, Vishal too produced a dominating performance against Kyrgyzstan’s Akmatov Sanzhar. Vishal looked in good touch throughout the match as he started with an aggressive approach and hardly gave any opportunity to his opponent to score before securing an easy 5-0 win.

Meanwhile, Vishvanath (48kg) and Vanshaj (64kg) suffered defeats by unanimous margin against their respective strong opponents. Vishvanath went down fighting against the reigning youth world champion Sanzar Tashkenbay of Kazakhstan while Vanshaj lost to the Youth World Championships silver medallist Yernur Suyunbay of Kazakhstan. On the other hand, Jaydeep lost his bout by RSC verdict against the Uzbek boxer Abdullaev Alokhon.

Later tonight, Nivedita Karki (48kg), Tamanna (50kg), Simran Verma (52kg), Neha (54kg), Preeti (57kg), Preeti Dahiya (60kg), Khushi (63kg), Sneha Kumari (66kg), Khushi (75kg) and Tanishbir Kaur Sandhu (81kg) will fight for gold in the women’s category.

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