Both the boxers outclassed their opponents in the ring.
The 2019 Asian Youth Champion Vinka and Poonam kicked off their campaign on a winning note to give India a perfect start at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Kielce, Poland.
Playing in the women’s 60kg category, Vinka, who bagged gold medal in the recently-concluded Adriatic Pearl Tournament, registered a 3-2 victory against her Russian opponent Panteleeva Daria. on the other hand, Poonam produced a flawless performance to outclass Columbia’s Arboleda Valeria 5-0 in the women’s 57kg opening round bout.
With the victories on the opening day of the tournament, Vinka and Poonam have now advanced into the pre-quarterfinals of their respective categories in the AIBA Youth World Championships. Now in the pre-quarterfinals, they will take on Tara Bohatjuk of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary’s Beata Varga respectively on Thursday.
The second day of the prestigious tournament will see three Indians in action as the Asian Youth Championships silver medallist Ankit Narwal set to begin the country’s campaign in the men’s category. The Indian boxer will be up against Slovakia’s Miroslav Herceg in the 64kg category opening round bout.
While Vikas (52kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) will fight against Bulgarian pugilists Yasen Radev and Georgi Stoev respectively in their opening round matches.
The Youth World Boxing Championships was inaugurated by AIBA President Umar Kremlyov. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has sent a strong 20-member Indian contingent to participate in the ongoing event. Boxing lovers will witness a highly competitive action with the presence of 414 boxers from 52 countries.