Indias Bishwamitra Chongtham, Abhimanyu Loura, Deepak and Preeti reach semifinals at ASBC Youth and Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai. The three Indian boxers will fight in the semifinals of the Asian Championships on Sunday.
New Delhi: Indias Bishwamitra Chongtham (51kg class) reached the semi-finals with her three compatriots, ensuring she won at least one bronze medal at the ASBC Youth and Youth Boxing Championships in Dubai on Sunday. World Junior Championship bronze medalist Bishwamitra is too strong for Kenzhe Muratul of Kazakhstan because he demonstrated quick movements and technical prowess to easily win 5-0.
Abhimanyu Loura (92 kg), Deepak (75 kg) and Preeti (57 kg) are the other Indians who have reached the semifinals. In the middleweight quarterfinals,
Deepak played Iraqi Durgem Karim, dominating the game from the start. In the third round, he threw a series of blows at the opponent, forcing the referee to stop play. Abhimanyu, the national champion of Haryana, also made the final four after unilaterally defeating Tenibekov Sanjar of Kyrgyzstan. The elongated Indian was declared the winner by the referee in the second round.
In the womens group, Preti defeated Mongolian Tugsjargal Nomin with RSC in the second round and advanced to the semi-finals. On the other hand, Aditya Janghu (86 kg) was the only Indian who lost to Temrlan Mukatayev of Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals on Day 2. On the third day, six Indian boxers will be seen participating in the competition. Krish Pal (46 kg),
Ashish (54 kg), Anshul (57 kg), Preet Malik (63 kg) and Bharat Joon (81 + kg) will participate in their quarter-finals, while Gaurav Saini (70 kg) Will participate in the quarter-finals and semi-finals. The ongoing-Asian Championships will provide a much-needed-competitive tournament for promising young talents at the Asian level after nearly two years of absence due to the pandemic.
The gold medal winner in the youth category will receive a cash prize of US$6,000, while the silver and bronze medal winners will receive a prize of US$3,000 and US$1,500, respectively. However, the junior champion will receive 4,000 USD, 2,000 USD and 1,000 USD for the silver and bronze medal winners, respectively.