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Haryana won an impressive seven gold medals in the inaugural edition of the Junior Women National Boxing Championship that concluded here today. Overall, Haryana finished with 10 medals - seven gold, two silver and one bronze. Punjab's pugilists notched up three gold and one bronze medal at the SAI National Boxing Academy. Haryana's gold rush started in the 48-kg category as Sangeeta outclassed Jharkand's Neha Tentulia. It continued with Meenakshi (50-kg) registering an emphatic win against Rajasthan's Arshi Khanum and Poonam (52-kg) defeating Manipur's N Baby Rosizana Chanu. Sanathoi Heman, another boxer from Manipur had to settle for a silver as Yogita (54-kg) defeated her in a one-sided affair. The fifth gold came Haryana's way in the 63-kg category when Vinka defeated Geeta Saji from Kerala. Raj Sahiba (70-kg) and Sushma (80-kg) completed Haryanas eight gold tally as they defeated Manipur's Sanama Chanu and Chandana Chaudhary from Rajasthan. In between, Priyanka (57-kg) lost to Uttar Pradesh's Priya and settled for silver.
Yashi Shamma notched up a bronze when she lost in the semifinals to complete the 10-medal tally. Punjab's gold rush started in the 46-kg category as Ekta Saroj outclassed Assam's lone boxer, Niki Kujur, in the summit clash of the tournament to clinch a gold. In the 75-kg category, Diksha Rajput got the better off Daloma Binju to bring home the second gold for her state. The third and final gold for Punjab came through Kamal Preet Kaur in the 80kg plus category as she triumphed over Madhya Pradesh's Arpita Shukla. However, Komal, who had lost out in the semi-finals took a bronze back home.
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