Sachin strikes gold at Commonwealth Youth Games

Siwach, who won a world youth gold last year, defeated Welsh boxer James Nathan Probert 4-1 in the final to claim the gold in the light flyweight (49kg) category.

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World youth champion Sachin Siwach was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.

Siwach, who won a world youth gold last year, defeated Welsh boxer James Nathan Probert 4-1 in the final to claim the gold in the light flyweight (49kg) category.

Among the girls, Jony was the lone Indian to claim a medal after she settled for a silver in the lightweight (60kg) category. Jony lost 2-3 to Australian Ella Jade Boot in the summit clash.

Earlier, Muhammed Etash Khan had to be content with a bronze medal in the bantamweight (56kg) division after losing in the semifinals. Khan went down 2-3 to England’s Reuben Shiloh Defreitas.

A total of 103 boxers competed in the event.

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