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Three Indian boxers in Asian championship final

New Delhi, August 27 (UNI): India’s Vishu Rathee, Tanu and Nikita Chand registered emphatic victories to progress into the junior girls’ finals on the seventh day of ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai.

Playing in the 48kg semi-final, Vishu started the proceedings for India on Thursday in an aggressive style against Mongolia’s Otgonbat Yesunkhuslen as she landed some heavy blows and quickly took the charge of the game.

Her attack was so strong that the referee had to stop the contest in the first round itself and declare the Indian as the winner.

Later, Tanu (52kg) and Nikita (60kg) also claimed commanding wins by unanimous decisions against Nepal’s Swostika and Uzbekistan’s Tokhirova Mukhlisa respectively in their last-4 clashes.

With Vishu, Tanu and Nikita entering finals, India will now have 10 girls fighting for gold medals in the junior girls’ section.

Muskan (46kg), Anchal Saini (57kg), Mahi Raghav (63kg), Rudrika (70kg), Pranjal Yadav (75kg), Sanjana (81kg) and Kirti (+81kg) have already secured their places in the summit clashes.

While Devika Ghorpade (50kg), Aarzoo (54kg) and Supriya Rawat (66kg) had earlier won bronze medals by finishing in the semis.

Meanwhile in the boys’ section, Ashish (54kg) and Anshul (57kg) suffered defeats in their respective semi-finals and ended with bronze medals at the on-going Championships.

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