Wednesday, April 17

Haryana Reigns Supreme at Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships

Haryana reigns supreme at Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships! Both boys & girls teams dominated, winning a combined 19 medals.

Haryana emerged as the undisputed champion at the Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships held in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The state secured a dominant victory in both the boys’ and girls’ categories, showcasing their strong boxing contingent.

Haryana Girls Retain Title in Style

Haryana, the defending champions in the girls’ section, successfully retained their title with a commanding performance. They topped the leaderboard with a whopping 64 points, leaving no doubt about their dominance. Their tally included an impressive haul of 10 medals:

  • Gold Medals (7): Bhoomi (35kg), Nischal Sharma (37kg), Rakhi (43kg), Naitik (52kg), Navya (55kg), Sukhreet (64kg), and Diya (61kg)
  • Silver Medal (1): (Details unavailable)
  • Bronze Medals (2): (Details unavailable)

Diya (61kg) was a standout performer, not only clinching gold with a convincing 5-0 victory over Delhi’s Yashika but also bagging the “Best Boxer” award for the girls’ category. The other Haryana boxers displayed similar grit, with six out of seven winning their finals unanimously (5-0).

Haryana Boys Match the Girls’ Feat

The boys’ category mirrored the girls’ success story. Haryana asserted their dominance by amassing 62 points and securing the top spot. Their winning streak resulted in nine medals:

  • Gold Medals (6): Uday Singh (37kg), Nitin (40kg), Ravi Sihag (49kg), Lakshay (52kg), Naman (58kg), and Anmol Dahiya (64kg)
  • Silver Medals (2): (Details unavailable)
  • Bronze Medal (1): (Details unavailable)

Uday Singh set the tone for the boys by clinching a 5-0 victory in the 37kg category against S. Sujith of Tamil Nadu. Following his lead, other Haryana boxers secured convincing wins in their respective finals.

Other Notable Performances at the Sub-Junior National Boxing Championships

Delhi (34 points) and Maharashtra (31 points) claimed the second and third positions in the girls’ category, respectively. Delhi boxers bagged one gold, three silver, and four bronze medals, while Maharashtra secured a gold, three silver, and two bronze medals. In the girls’ “Most Promising Boxer” category, the bronze medallist, Hillang (37kg) from Arunachal Pradesh, received recognition for her potential.

Uttarakhand (34 points) stood strong in the boys’ category, finishing second with three gold and three silver medals. Uttar Pradesh followed closely behind in third place with one gold, three silver, and one bronze medal.

The tournament witnessed a healthy participation of 612 young boxers, with 337 boys and 275 girls showcasing their talent and vying for glory. This championship serves as a valuable platform for budding pugilists to compete at a national level and gain valuable experience. Haryana’s comprehensive victory highlights the strength of their boxing program and their dedication to nurturing young talent.

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