Digital Desk, New Delhi. Indian women boxer Alfia Pathan (81 kg) made her brilliant debut at the AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland, winning the final and clinching the gold medal on Thursday. This is India’s seventh consecutive gold medal in the tournament. India captured all the seven gold medals in the women’s section. Apart from Alfia, Sanmacha and Arundhati also won gold medals in their respective categories.
Alfia Pathan (81 kg) won the gold medal by unilaterally defeating Moldova’s Daria Kojorov 5–0 in the final.
This is India’s seventh consecutive gold medal on the ninth day of the tournament. Prior to Pathan, Sanmacha Chanu, Arundhati Choudhary (69 kg), Vinka (60 kg), Asian Youth Champion of the year Babirojisana Chanu (51 kg), Poonam (57 kg) and Geetika (48 kg) won gold medals. Chanu won the gold medal by defeating Valeria Linkova of Russia 5–0 in the final, while Geetika defeated Poland’s Natalia Dominica 5–5 in a one-sided manner.
At the same time, Poonam defeated Steleni Grossi 5–0 in the final, while five judges unanimously declared Vinca the winner against Zhuldej Shyakhetova. Arundhati beat Poland’s Bárbara Marsikowska 5–0 in the final. The 20-member Indian contingent has made history by winning 11 medals in an unprecedented performance. India’s previous best performance was 10 medals, which she won at the World Youth Championships in Hungary in 2018.
Earlier, in the men’s category Vishwamitra Chongthom (49 kg), Ankit Narwal (64 kg) and Vishal Gupta (91 kg) won three bronze medals for the country in the semi-finals. The 10-day tournament has male and female boxers participating together. Previously, Hungary had played the men’s and women’s championships together for the first time in 2018. 414 boxers from 52 countries made their presence felt at the tournament.