Four Indian boxers entered the semifinals of Asian Youth Boxing Championships.© AFP
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Vanshaj (63.5kg) won 5-0 against Tajikistan’s Makhkamov Dovud, while Daksh Singh (67kg) defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Eldar Turdubaev 4-1. Suresh Vishvanath (48kg) was up against against Kyrgyzstan’s Amantur Zholbborosv and prevailed 5-0.
However, Victor Saikhom Singh (54kg) lost to Kyrgyzstan’s Derbek Tilvaldiev 2-3, while Vijay Singh(57kg) was beaten 0-3 by Tajikistan’s Morodov Abubakr. Rabindra Singh lost 2-3 to Tajikistan’s Yoqubov Abdurrahim.
India’s assured medal tally stood at over 20 on the day of draws itself as many countries either skipped or fielded smaller squads due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The gold medallists in the youth category will receive prize money of USD 6,000 while silver and bronze medallists will claim USD 3,000 and USD 1,500 respectively.
The junior champions will be awarded with USD 4,000 for gold and USD 2,000 and 1,000 for silver and bronze medallists respectively.
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