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Boxing - Vinka, Poonam win at AIBA World Championships

The 2019 Asian Youth Champion Vinka and Poonam kicked off their campaign on a winning note to give India a perfect start at the AIBA Youth Menís and Womenís World Championships in Kielce, Poland.

Playing in the womenís 60 kg category, Vinka, who bagged gold medal in the recently-concluded Adriatic Pearl Tournament, registered a 3-2 victory against her Russian opponent Panteleeva Daria while Poonam produced a flawless performance to outclass Columbiaís Arboleda Valeria 5-0 in the womenís 57kg opening round bout.

Photo Courtesy - BFI

With the victories on the opening day of the tournament, Vinka and Poonam have now advanced into the pre-quarterfinals of their respective categories where they will take on Tara Bohatjuk of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungaryís Beata Varga respectively on Thursday.

The second day of the prestigious tournament will see three Indians in action as the Asian Youth Championships silver medallist Ankit Narwal set to begin the countryís campaign in the menís category as he will be up against Slovakiaís Miroslav Herceg in the 64kg category opening round bout. While Vikas (52kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) will fight against Bulgarian pugilists Yasen Radev and Georgi Stoev respectively in their opening round matches.

The Youth World Boxing Championships was inaugurated by AIBA President Umar Kremlyov. The Boxing Federation of India has sent a strong 20-member Indian contingent to participate at the on-going event which is set to witness a highly competitive action in the presence of 414 boxers from 52 countries.

BFI Media Release

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