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Haryana, Maharashtra, Manipur pugilists open on winning note at KIYG

IANS  |  Pune 

Boxers from Haryana, and launched their campaigns on a winning note on the first day of the Under-17 event at the Khelo Youth Games (KIYG) here on Sunday.

In the boys' light bantam (52kg) category, Haryana's Harshit outpunched of 5-0 while his statemate Sachin prevailed over Hikum Haji of by an identical score in the light fly weight (48kg) category.

The team, studded with fighters from the Company enjoyed a successful day out -- Naoba Singh, Bishwamitra Chongthham, Yaiphaba Meitei and Soibam Singh all winning their respective bouts.

In the girls' Under-17 category, Maharashtra's Aarya Kulkarni beat Delhi's Sakshi Choudhary 5-0 in the light bantam (52kg) and was joined in the next round by state mate who beat Mudrika Gururani of Uttarakhand in the same category.

girls also started on a winning note as Sheetal Rani advanced with a close 3-2 win over Komal of in the flyweight (50kg) category.

At the first Khelo Games, had topped the medal tally with 10 gold, six silver and 10 bronze medals. The state will be eying another such finish here with AIBA world youth champion Sakshi Chaudhary leading the way.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 21:56 IST
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