The young women’s boxing team from India have reinstated their exceptional skill at bare-knuckle pugilism in the city of Istanbul, by bringing home 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals from the hence concluded Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament on October 17,2017. The lone gold medal has been won by Soniya in a fight against Zhazira Urakabeva from Kazakhstan, under the 48 kg category.
The silver medals have been won by Niharika Gonella, Shashi Chopra , Parveen and Ankushita Boro, while bronze medals have been brought home by Tilotama Chanu, Jyoti Gulia , Lalita and Manisha.
Ahead of the final match, the team had assured the country of winning at least 9 medals on Friday, October 15, since nine of them qualified during the semi finals. the team had assured the country of winning at least 9 medals.
The Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament attracted a total of 90 young women boxers from 11 countries like Turkey, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Thailand Tajikistan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Australia and Mongolia.
This tournament, which is organised by Istanbul’s Boxing Federation, along with a practice session in Kazakhstan organised by Boxing Federation of India (BFI), is important for the young women boxers in order to prepare them for the forthcoming AIBA World Youth Boxing Championship that would be held at Guwahati in November this year.
BFI Chairperson Ajay Singh has high hopes from these jubilant boxers, and with World Boxing tournament coming to India, he shared even higher aspirations saying, “This shows that the world fraternity has accepted us back into the fold. We can only go higher from here.”