Indian boxers showcased a remarkable performance at the AIBA Women’s Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships, clinching three gold and two silver medals on the final day of the event. The event was held in Taipei, Taiwan from 13th – 24th May.
- Savita (50 kg), Mandeep(52 kg) and Sakshi(54 kg) clinched gold, while Soniya(48 kg) and Niharika Gonella(70 kg) had to settle for silver.
- Soniya won India its first medal, however she lost to American Heaven Garcia (1-2). Next Savita defeated Ukrainian Kateryna Rohova(2-1) to bag the 1st gold for India. This was followed by Mandeep’s 3-0 victory against Ireland’s Niamh Earley.
- Sakshi defeated American Yarisel Ramirez (3-0), while Niharika lost to Russian Anastassiia Sigaeva.
- Jamuna Boro(57 kg) bagged bronze in youth competition.
World Amateur Boxing Championships
- The World Amateur Boxing Championships is a biennial amateur boxing competition organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body. Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport.
- The championships was first held in 1974 Havana, Cuba as a men’s only event and the first women’s championships was held over 25 years later in 2001.
- Amateur International Boxing Association(AIBA) is found in 1946 & headquarters at Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Present AIBA President is Dr Wu Ching-kuo