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Jr Indian women pugilists clinch three golds

Taipei: Indian boxers rounded off athoroughly commendable performance at the AIBA Women’s Junior World Championships, clinching three gold and two silver medals on the final day of the event on Saturday.

Savita (50kg), Mandeep Sandhu (52kg) and Sakshi (54kg) struck gold for the country, while Soniya (48kg) and Niharika Gonella (70kg) settled for silver medals.

Soniya was the first to take the ring for India, squaring off against American Heaven Garcia.

She went down 1-2 to open the Indian account with a silver medal.

Next in was Savita and she edged past her Ukrainian rival Kateryna Rohova 2-1 to clinch the first gold of the day for India.

This was followed by Mandeep’s 3-0 triumph over Ireland’s Niamh Earley before Sakshi made it three in a row by out-punching American Yarisel Ramirez 3-0.

However, Niharika proved no match for Russian Anastasiia Sigaeva and lost 0-3 to settle for a silver medal.

Earlier in the youth competition, Jamuna Boro (57kg) had bagged a bronze medal after losing in the semi-finals.

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