Jaismine, Shashi advance; Shruti bows out

Commonwealth Video games medallist Jaismine Lamboria gained her opening bout towards Nyambega Beatrice Ambros of Tanzania by way of a RSC verdict on the Girls’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Friday. Shashi Chopra (63kg) continued India’s profitable momentum as she notched a 5-0 win over Mwangi Teresiah of Kenya.

India, nevertheless, suffered its first casualty as Shruti Yadav (70kg), who had changed Sanamacha Chanu, succumbed to a 0-5 defeat by the hands of China’s Zhou Pan.

Competing within the 60kg occasion, Jaismine, who gained bronze within the 2022 Birmingham CWG, wanted lower than 90 seconds to finish the bout. The Indian was at her belligerent greatest as she unleashed a sequence of jabs on her opponent. The referee gave the Tanzanian boxer two standing counts earlier than he was pressured to cease the competition.

It was the third RSC win by an Indian boxer within the event. On the opening day, reigning champion Nikhat Zareen and Preeti had gained after the referee stopped their respective bouts.

Jaismine will face Samadova Mijgona of Tajikistan within the subsequent spherical.

Shashi dominated her bout as nicely. The Indian proved to be too sturdy for her opponent as she utilised her deft jabs and stern defence to win the bout comfortably. She is going to tackle the 2022 Asian Championships silver medallist Kito Mai of Japan within the Spherical of 16.

Within the closing Indian bout of the day, Shruti, who was deprived due to her top, threw many punches however was unable to attach. She struggled along with her stability as her Chinese language opponent utilised her lengthy attain to maintain Shruti at bay, whereas profitable the bout with ease.

CWG champion Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Manju Bamboriya (66kg), will start their marketing campaign on Saturday.

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