Dishant Dalvi eager to win more medals after bagging maiden U-15 inter-school boxing gold

Shailendra School's  (Dahisar) Dishant Dalvi won his maiden gold medal in the U-15 category of the Mumbai Schools Sports Association inter-school boxing championship at Azad Maidan on Saturday.

In your face: Dishant Dalvi (left) lands a left to Ashish Sartardekar's
chin during Saturday's
U-14 MSSA final at Azad Maidan. Pic/Satyajit

The 12-year-old defeated Arvind Gandbhir High School's (Jogeshwari) Ashish Sartardekar 3-0 in the final.

"I started boxing four months ago to gain some strength. But this medal has inspired me to work harder and win more medals," said Dishant, who won bronze in a District Sports Office (DSO) tournament recently.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra state champion Ovais Darvesh of Christ Church sent Podar Academy's Shreyash Shetty  packing in the U-13 final.