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Seven Indian boxers storm into women's finals at AIBA Youth World Championships

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India's women had a remarkable day at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Youth World Championships as all seven won their semi-finals in Kielce.

 

The nation is already guaranteed 11 medals - the most at the tournament, along with Russia - and India's women went unbeaten in the semi-finals at the Polish venue.

 

Vinka, Gitika, Arundhati Choudhary, Sanamacha Thokchom, Babyrojisana Chanu, Poonam and Alfiya Tarannum Akram Khan Pathan were all victorious to move on to the finals.

 

Whereas the Indian fighter outclassed Uzbekistan's Khadichabonu Abdullaeva on Tuesday, winning 30-27 in the eyes of all five judges, Marcinkowska was pushed all the way by Zhasmin Kizatova of Kazakhstan and won 4-1 on the judges' scores, with each deciding the fight by a lone point.

Sachin became the eighth Indian boxer to reach a final with victory over Italian Michele Baldassi in the men's under-56kg semi-finals in the evening session, but he was the only one of India's four men to advance today.

Eight Russian boxers are through to finals - the same number India boasts - and five of Russia's semi-final wins came in the evening session, when men's bouts were held.

 

An Indian and a Russian will go toe-to-toe in the women's flyweight final, with Valeriia Linkova due to face Chanu.

 

In the men's heavyweight division, Poland's Jakub Straszewski beat Vishal Gupta of India on all five scorecards today.

 

Cuban Jorge Luis Felimon Lobaina awaits in the final.

 

Sachin will face Yerbolat Sabyr in the men's under-56kg final, with Sabyr one of six boxers from Kazakhstan to reach a gold-medal match.

 

Tomorrow is a rest day, ahead of women's finals on Thursday (April 22) and the men's finals on Friday (April 23).

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