Asian Junior Boxing Championships 2021: Four gold medals for India

Rohit Chamoli, Bharat Joon, Vishu Rathee and Mahi Raghav help India win three gold medals at the Asian junior boxing championships.

Rohit Chamoli celebrates his victory on Sunday.   -  ASBC

India clinched four gold medals in the Asian junior boxing championships after Rohit Chamoli (48kg), Bharat Joon (+81kg), Mahi Raghav (63kg), Vishu Rathee (girls 48kg) notched up victories in their summit clashes in Dubai on Sunday.

In the girls' competition, Rathee picked up the gold medal defeating Uzbekistan's Bakhtiyorova Robiyakhon. However, Muskan (46kg) had to be content with a silver medal after being bested by another Uzbek Ganieva Gulsevar in a closely-fought bout.

Mahi defeated Algerim Kabdolda of Kazakhstan by a split 3-2 decision.

Chamoli, a young boxer from Chandigarh continued his impressive form in the prestigious event and after making a cautious start, Rohit’s timely and precise punches gave him edge over his Mongolian opponent in a close-fought match.

In another final, Gaurav Saini (70kg) signed off with a silver medal after losing 0-5 Boltaev Shavkatjon of Uzbekistan.

In the last Asian Junior Championships held in 2019 in Fujairah, UAE, India had finished third with 21 medals (six gold, nine silver and six bronze) — 13 medals in girls’ category (four gold, six silver and three bronze) while eight medals were claimed in the boys’ section (two gold, three silver and three bronze).

The gold medallists in the junior category will be awarded with USD 4,000 while USD 2,000 and 1,000 will be given to the silver and bronze medal winners respectively.

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