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Youth Olympics Games 2018: India's boxing challenge ends as Jyoti loses

Gulia was the lone Indian boxer to qualify for the Games owing to her world title and lost in a unanimous 0-5 verdict to the Italian on Monday night

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

Jyoti Gulia, Boxing
Jyoti Gulia (Photo: Boxing Federation Twitter)

India's challenge at the ongoing Youth ended at the very first hurdle after former world champion Jyoti Gulia (51kg) lost her quarterfinal bout to Italy's Martina La Piana here.

Gulia was the lone Indian boxer to qualify for the Games owing to her world title and lost in a unanimous 0-5 verdict to the Italian on Monday night.

The 17-year-old Indian from Haryana was expected to do well at the event given that she was coming off a gold medal winning performance at the Silesian Open in Gliwice, Poland last month.

India's maiden and only set of medals in the Youth Olympics' competition came in the inaugural edition of 2010.

Shiva Thapa and Vikas Krishan delivered a silver and a bronze medal respectively, which remain India's best performance. While Shiva won his silver in the 54kg category, Vikas finished with a bronze in the 60kg division.

In 2014, the best that India managed in was Gaurav Solanki's fourth-place finish. Solanki (52kg) won the gold medal in this year's

First Published: Tue, October 16 2018. 11:55 IST