Mandeep and others reach quarters at Youth Women’s National Championship




New Delhi, Jan 19: Former World junior Champion Mandeep Kaur of Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh’s Gazal Mariya Mathew in the third round of featherweight division to reach the quarterfinals of Youth Women’s National Championship here today.

Former World junior Champion Mandeep Kaur of Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh's Gazal Mariya Mathew in the third round of featherweight division to reach the quarterfinals of Youth Women’s National Championship

Former World junior Champion Mandeep Kaur of Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh’s Gazal Mariya Mathew in the third round of featherweight division to reach the quarterfinals of Youth Women’s National Championship

Mandeep, who won two gold medals in 52 kg category at the 2015 Women’s World Junior Boxing Championship in Chinese Taipei, was adjudged the winner after referee was forced to stop the contest here.

In women’s light weight division (57-60kg), Sinsha RK of Kerela thrashed Uttar Pradesh’s Nahid Ansari 5-0 t enter the quarterfinals. Maharashtra’s Poonam R K, Manipur’s Jilotama Chanu and Haryana’s Jony also dished out dominating shows and reached the quarterfinals after their respective matches had to be stopped by the referee.

In women’s light welter weight (60-64kg), Rajasthan’s Lalita, Maharashtra’s Venessa R Arez, Goa’s Vaishnavi Prabhu and Nancy Payast of Madhya Pradesh also reached the quarterfinals after referee stopped the contests.

In women’s light fly weight (45-48kg), MP’s Anjali Sharma and AP’s G Joythi blanked Arunachal’s Muni Leya and Manipur’s H Monika Devi 5-0 to reach the quarters. Punjab’s Babita Rani edged out Nikita Lohar 3-2, while Uttar Pradesh’s Pragati beat Sheetal of Chandigarh to also enter the last eight.

In women’s flyweight division(48-51kg), Mani Singh Gaur of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab’s Kamaljeet Kaur and AP’s G Ramya produced scintillating performances to brush aside Rajasthan’s Nidhi Dhaka, UP’s Anu Singh and Uttarakhand’s Amita Soliyal respectively 5-0 to make it to the quarterfinals. Assam’s Joy Kumari Lama also entered the quarters after referee stopped the contest against P Provalika of Telangana.

In women’s Bantam weight (51-54kg), M Dhivya of Tamil Nadu dumped Maharashtra’s Shweta S PAwar 5-0, while MP’s Deepa Kumari eked out a 3-2 win over Punjab’s Harpreet Kaur  to reach the quarters. UP’s Chiyane Yadav also emerged victories against Purnima Sinha of Bihar.

In women’s welter weight (64-69kg), UP’s Astha Pahwa beat Diksha of J&K 4-1 to reach the quarters. Delhi’s Muskan Verma, Punjab’s Arnpreet Kaur and AP’s AK Sridivya also emerged victories to advance to the final eight.

In women’s middle weight (69-75kg), Sapna of Haryana thrashed Shri Chandan of Andhra Pradesh 5-0, while A Arunthathi of Tamil Nadu edged out Rajasthan’s Nishtha Mittal 3-2 to enter the quarters. MP’s Shruti Yadav and Telangana’s Niharika G also reached the last eight.

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