At the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships in Guwahati, it was gold rush for India on Sunday. The country’s pugilists grabbed five top positions to finish overall champions for the first time. The girls who won the coveted yellow metals are: Nitu in the 48kg category, Jyoti Gulia in 51kg, Sakshi Choudhury in 54kg, Shashi Chopra in the 57kg and Ankushita Boro in 64kg division.
Adding to the tally were two bronze medals secured by Neha Yadav in the Plus 81kg and Anupama in 81kg, making it India’s best ever performance at the marquee age group event.
The country had won just one bronze medal at the previous edition of the event and had not won a gold since 2011 when Sarjubala Devi secured the yellow metal.
The championship has been hosted by India for the first time.