The reigning champions services sports control board SSCB proved their mettle once again to finish on top at the 5th Junior Boys National Boxing Championships in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Improving their points tally of 59 points from the last edition, SSCB claimed 72 points with 10 medals that included 8 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze.
Mahesh (48kg) and Divash Katare (50kg) gave SSCB a dream start by winning their respective bouts with an easy 5-0 win. Mahesh overpowered Haryana’s Sikander with his swift moves in what transpired to be a one sided affair to grab the win. Divash followed with yet another dominating performance against Tamilnadu’s K Dastageer Shariff clinching the gold medal for SSCB.
SSCB ‘s Hardik Panwar outclassed Punjab’s Shriyansh forcing the referee to stop the contest (RSC) in round 1 to bag the gold medal.
SSCB's Sahil Baord (52kg), M Kabiraj Singh (63kg), Rahul Kundu (70kg), Sahil (75kg), Hemant Sangwan (80+kg) also earned themselves a gold medal after their impressive performances.
Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh finished in second and third place, with 38 and 33 points, respectively. Both the teams concluded their campaign with identical medal tallies . While Haryana won 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, the hosts Arunachal Pradesh also finished their campaign with 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Arunachal Pradesh’s Nenthok Hodong was awarded with the best boxer award for his gold medal winning performance in the 54kg category.
BFI Media Release