Indian boxers Gitika (48kg), Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Poonam (57kg) clinched gold medals within the Youth World Championship in Kielce, Poland, notching up dominating victories within the finals on Thursday.
Whereas Gitika prevailed 5-0 over Poland’s Natalia Kuczewska, Babyrojisana defeated Valeriia Linkova of Russia by the same margin earlier than Poonam gained her 57kg closing in opposition to France’s Sthelyne Grosy by unanimous resolution.
Gitika opened the proceedings for India and he or she grunted her solution to domination, outpunching her hapless opponent. Additionally putting was Gitika’s impeccable footwork and stability.
Kuczewska hardly ever managed to attach and was unable to deal with the sheer tempo and aggression of her rival.
Gitika gave Kuczzewska a bloodied nostril within the third spherical, refusing to take her foot off the pedal even for a second.
Babyrojisana, then again, fought out a extra intense battle. Each the boxers spent the opening spherical taking a measure of one another however the Indian landed sufficient straights to get a 3-2 verdict in her favour within the first three minutes.
The bout picked up within the second spherical and it was the Manipuri who grabbed the higher hand, negating the Russian’s peak benefit with some ferocious hooks.
Linkova was additionally responsible of not defending properly as Babyrojisana clinched the second spherical unanimously.
Within the closing three minutes, Babyrojisana, a product of MC Mary Kom’s academy in Manipur, stepped up the strain with an attack-first strategy to seal the bout.
A complete of eight Indians have made the finals, seven of them girls. The lone male finalist Sachin (56kg) will combat on Friday.
(With inputs from PTI)