Team India ended their Asian Junior Boxing Championship campaign by bagging a whopping 8 gold medals creating history in the books by making the entire nation proud of their achievements. They also include five silver medals as well as six bronze medals to take their tally to a magnificent 19 medals, which is a record-breaking performance put up by the Indians.
Asian Junior Boxing Championship was held this year in Dubai, where boxers all around the world take part in this competition. Six girls ended up winning the gold medal while the four had won the silver medal, by taking a total of ten girls equally winning. Among the boys, two of them ended up grabbing the gold medal for India.
The Boxing Federation of India was proud to see the athlete’s performance as they created history.
In 2019 our youth boxers won 1️⃣5️⃣ medals. This time with 5️⃣ 🥉 medals secured already, our 1️⃣5️⃣ youth finalists will look to grab 🥇 today at the finals of #AsianYouthandJuniorChampionships in Dubai because #YehDilMaangeMore 💪🏻#PunchMeinHaiDum#boxing pic.twitter.com/WZCz9avkzk
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) August 30, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the entire Indian Contingent who won a lot of medals for the nation this year.
India’s entry in this year’s competition came with a lot of promises as they proved and delivered a sensational performance. They got the gold medals in the likes of Rohit Chamoli who won in 48kg, Vishu Rathee who won in 48kg girls boxing match, Bharat Joon in 81kg, Tanu who won in 52kg girls boxing match. The tally continued on Sunday as Nikita Chand in 60kg, Mahi Raghav in 63kg, Pranjal Yadav in 75kg and Kirti in 81kg ended up winning the gold for India in later bouts.
In the end, Kazakhstan and India ended up equalising their gold medal tally as they were one shy of the heavyweights Uzbekistan. During the ongoing competition, the gold medallists in the junior category were awarded USD 4,000 while USD 2,000 and 1,000 were given to the silver and bronze medal winners respectively.