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Youth World Boxing Championships: Lashu advances into quarterfinals; four Indians progress on second day

NEW DELHI: Indian boxer Lashu Yadav made her way into the women’s 70kg quarterfinals after thrashing Poland’s Marta Czerwinska by unanimous decision in the Youth men’s and women’s World Boxing Championships in La Nucia, Spain.

Besides Lashu’s commanding 5-0 win, Preeti Dahiya and the country’s two male pugilists also progressed into the next stage.

Preeti blanked Colombia’s Claudia Daniela 4-0 in the women’s 57kg round of 32 bout.

In the men’s section, Harsh exhibited an equally dominant display against Hungary’s Levente Olah to pocket the 60kg opening round match comfortable by 5-0 margin.

Ashish, on the other hand, was given a walkover in his 54kg round of 32 contest against Nima Bayati of Iran.

Meanwhile, India’s unbeaten run in the prestigious event came to a halt after the Asian youth bronze medallist Pranjal Yadav endured a close 2-3 loss against Uzbekistan’s Oltino Sotimboeva in a hard-fought women’s 81kg last 16- encounter.

Six Indian male boxers will be seen in action on the third day of the competition. While Asian youth champion Vanshaj (63.5kg), Jadumani Singh Mandengbam (51kg), Aman Rathore (67kg), Rockey Chaudhary (80kg) and Bharat Joon (92kg) will fight in their respective round-of-32 matches, Rhythm (+92kg) will play in the pre-quarterfinals.

 

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