Sachin clinched the nation’s final gold medal as India finish the tournament with a record 11 medals
Indian boxer Sachin produced a remarkable performance to clinch the final gold medal as the Indian contingent concluded their glorious campaign at the 2021 AIBA Youth World Championships in Kielce, Poland on Friday. India won a record 11 medals, eight of them gold
With Sachin’s gold, the boxers finished the 2021 edition with historic eight gold and three bronze medals. In the end India emerged as one of the top boxing countries in the ongoing event. The previous best outing for India had come in the 2018 edition where they won 10 medals.
The Haryana youngster made a cautious start against the highly skilled Yerbolat Sabyr in the men’s 56kg final. His swift movement coupled with quick fierce punches put pressure on his Kazakhstan opponent. The contest was evenly poised at the end of two rounds with Sabyr providing equal resistance. However, Sachin took charge of the game with relentless attack in the final round. In the end he completed a 4-1 win thus securing the eighth gold for India at the AIBA Youth World championships.
Earlier on Thursday, Indian women’s team scripted history and secured the highest medal haul at the prestigious event. Gitika (48kg), Naorem Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg), Poonam (57kg), Vinka (60kg), Arundhati Choudhary (69kg), T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) and Alfiya Pathan (+81kg) clinched seven gold medals as India finished at the top of the women’s section. They bettered their previous best of five gold achieved during the 2017 edition held in Guwahati.
Bishwamitra Chongthom (49kg), Ankit Narwal (64kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) ended with bronze medals in the men’s section with their semi-finals finish