NEW DELHI: India had been off to an ideal start at the youth world boxing championships in Kielce, Poland with Poonam (57kg) and Vinka (60kg) advancing to the pre-quarterfinals after notching up contrasting opening-spherical wins.
While Poonam out-punched Colombia’s Valeria Mendoza 5-0, Vinka edged previous Russia’s Daria Panteleeva 3-2 to make the final-16 stage on Tuesday.
Next up for Poonam is Hungary’s Beata Varga. Vinka, however, will sq. off in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Zhuldyz Shayakhmetova.
India have fielded a 20-member contingent — 10 males and as many ladies — for the marquee age group occasion.
The ladies’s facet additionally options 2019 Asian Youth champion Naorem Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg), Sanamacha Chanu (75kg), Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) and three-time Khelo India gold medallist Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) together with Gitika (48kg), Arshi Khanam (54kg), Nisha (64kg) and Khushi (81kg).
The males’s problem is being spearheaded by Asian Youth Championship silver-medallist Ankit Narwal (64kg) and Asian junior champion Chongtham Bishwamitra (49kg).
Other male boxers within the squad are Vikas (52), Sachin (56kg), Akash Gorkha (60kg), Sumit (69kg), Manish (75kg), Vinit (81 kg), Vishal Gupta (91kg) and Jugnoo (+91kg).