India topped the medals’ chart in the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships after claiming five gold medals and two bronze medals. Russia emerged second with 2 gold and 4 silver. India achieved a rare feat of claiming the biggest medal haul in the championship. India last won a gold medal in 2011, courtsey Sarjubala Devi.
Nitu in 48kg, Jyoti Gulia in 51kg, Sakshi Choudhury in 54kg, Shashi Chopra in 57kg and Ankushita Boro in 64kg won gold medals in the finals. Neha Yadav in +81kg and Anupama in 81kg won bronze. Among the winners, Jyoti Gulia qualified for next year’s Youth Olympic Games in Argentina because of meeting the age criteria.
Nitu was the first to win the gold medal in light flyweight bout against Kazakhistan’s Zhazira Urakbayeva. The Indian won 5-0. Next was Jyoti, who in her flyweight, won 5-0 against Ekaterina Molchonova of Russia. Then, Ankushita demolished Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik in a 5-0 victory in the light welterweight final. In the bantamweight final, Sakshi defeated Ivy-Jane Smith of England 3-2 and lastly, featherweight boxer Shashi floored punched out Vietnam’s Nghc Do Hong 4-1.