Asian Junior C’ships: Indians bag 21 medals

India ends the competition with the best medal haul among the 26 participating nations.

Representative Image: Indians garnered six gold, nine silver, and six bronze medals from the championships. Photo: AP

Indian boxers packed quite a heavy punch at the Asian Junior Championships, clinching 21 medals — including six gold and nine silver — to end with the best medal haul among 26 competing countries in Fujairah, UAE.

The Indian men’s squad fetched two gold, three silver and an equal number of bronze, while the women claimed four gold, six silver and three bronze medals to round off a stupendous performance on Thursday evening. The team ended top in terms of medals won but finished second behind Uzbekistan (20) which had a better gold count of eight.

An unprecedented 26 countries competed in the continental event, which was open only to boxers born in 2003 or 2004. The number of participating pugilists stood at 239, including 170 men and 69 women.

Medals
  • Men
  • Gold: Vishvanath Suresh (46kg), Bishwamitra Chongtham (48kg).
  • Silver: Yogesh Kagra (63kg), Jaydeep Rawat (66kg), Rahul (70kg).
  • Bronze: Vijay Singh (50kg), Victor Singh Shaikhom (52kg), Vanshaj (60kg).
  • Women
  • Gold: Kalpana (46kg), Preeti Dahiya (60kg), Tanshbir Kaur Sandhu (80kg), Alfiya Tarannum Pathan (+80kg).
  • Silver: Tamanna (48kg), Tannu (52kg), Neha (54kg), Khushi (63kg), Sharvari Kalyankar (70kg), Khushi (75kg).
  • Bronze: Rinku (50kg), Ambeshori Devi (57kg), Mahi Lama (66kg).