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Eight Haryana boxers enter summit clash of Junior Nationals

Press Trust of India  |  Rohtak (Haryana) 

Local boxers continued their dominance in the ring as eight out of 10 marched into the finals of the inaugural Junior Women National Boxing Championship here today.

In the 48-kg weight category, Sanjeeta defeated Sandhya from as the bout went down to the wire. Even though Sanjeeta didnt let her opponent breathe as she threw a flurry of punches which continuously hit the girl, she stood firm till the last round but eventually lost out by a 5-0 margin.

Meenakshi (50-kg) also ran riot in her bout against Uttarakhands Soniya Goni as she defeated her 5-0. In the 52- kg category, Poonam followed suit as she took on Maharashtras Preeti and single-handedly defeated her by the same score line of 5-0.

There were two Haryanas boxers in the 54-kg category who made their way into the finals and will fight for the gold medals against each other. Vanlalhriapull from lost out to Priyanka 5-0 whereas Rajasthans Jhalak Tomar was left biting the dust and the referee had to intervene to stop the contest against Yogita.

Yashi Sharma (60-kg) lost out on her opportunity for a gold medal as she lost out to Arundhati from Rajasthan.

In the 63-kg category, Vinka registered a comeback victory over Delhi's Sidhi Gaur. Dipti also made her way into the summit clash as she defeated Himachal Pradeshs Shivangi. Raj Sahiba (70-kg) had to toil it out to edge past Tamil Nadus Syedarshi Hussain.

Sushma also had to go the same way as Sahiba as she battled hard to eke out a 3-2 win against Punjabs Komal.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 20:28 IST