AIBA Women’s Youth Boxing Championships off to colourful start

Updated on Nov 19, 2017 11:25 PM IST
The first day of the AIBA Women’s Youth Boxing Championships witnessed some upsets with fancied Waikai Shylah of New Zealand and England’s Chloe Watson crashing out
London Olympics medallist and multiple world champion MC Mary Kom with the Indian team boxers during the opening ceremony of the AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati on Sunday.(PTI)
London Olympics medallist and multiple world champion MC Mary Kom with the Indian team boxers during the opening ceremony of the AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship in Guwahati on Sunday.(PTI)
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The AIBA Women’s Youth Boxing Championships got off to a colourful start on Sunday with Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in attendance. However, no Indian boxer featured in the opening day’s bouts.

While Sonowal was the chief guest, singer Shaan performed the tournament’s official anthem at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor stadium in Guwahati.

The first day of the Championships witnessed some upsets with fancied Waikai Shylah of New Zealand and England’s Chloe Watson crashing out of in the first round.

Shylah, who trains in Australia but represents New Zealand, started off well against her Australian opponent Heibloem Indianna before losing by a close 2-3 margin in the 51kg light-flyweight category.

Same script followed in another light-flyweight bout as Chloe fought hard before getting stunned by a 2-3 margin by Thailand’s Nampai Kittiya.

In another light flyweight bout, Ukraine’s Lisinska Anastasiia looked impressive against Germany’s Hoffman Charlotte to register a comfortable 4-1 win.

RESULTS:

Preliminaries: 51kg (light flyweight): Kim Chaewon (KOR) bt Thing Sanu Maya (NEP) 5-0 on pts; Abdraimova Zhansaya (KA) bt Wonyou Johanna (FRA) 3-2 on pts; Heibloem Indianna (AUS) bt Waikai Shylah (NZL) 5-0 on pts; Lisinska Anastasiia (UKR) bt Hoffman Charlotte (GER) 4-1 on pts; Nampai Kittiya (THA) bt Watson Chloe (ENG) 3-2 on pts; Kumarage Watthe Imesha Sewwandi Fe (SL) bt Saracoglu Beyza (TUR) 5-0 on pts; Delgerkhangai Khongorzul (MGL) bt Stoeva Goryana (BUL) 5-0 on pts; Olchanova Ekaterina (RUS) bt Blaney Shauna (IRL) 5-0 on pts; Gaforova Madina (TJK) bt WANG Yan (CHN) 4-1 on pts.

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