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Youth World Boxing Championships 2022: Ravina strikes gold as India end campaign with 11 medals

Ravina (63kg) with her medal (Image Courtesy: IBA)

New Delhi, November 27, 2022: Reigning Asian Youth Champion Ravina showcased splendid tenacity to emerge victorious in her finals bout and added another gold to India's total medal tally of 11 at the IBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships 2022 in La Nucia, Spain.

Ravina (63kg) was up against Megan deCler of Netherlands in her finals bout. In spite of not getting off to the best of starts, the Indian pugilist utilised her technical ability and quick movement to mount an impressive comeback against her Dutch opponent.

The fiercely contested bout finished in favour of the 2022 Asian Youth gold medalist who won 4-3 by split decision after the bout was reviewed.

In the other final, Kirti (81+kg) went down fighting against the 2022 European Youth champion Cliona Elizabeth D'Arcy of Ireland and secured silver after suffering a 0-5 defeat.

India was a dominant force at the event as the 25 member contingent bagged a total of 11 medals which include four gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

Overall, 17 Indians had qualified for the quarter finals of the tournament which was more than any other country at the 2022 edition of the tournament.

The women pugilists' total tally of eight medals was the highest among all countries at this year's edition of the championships followed by Kazakhstan (5) and Uzbekistan (4).

Ravina (63kg), Devika Ghorpade (52kg) clinched the gold, Kirti (+81kg), Bhawna Sharma (48kg) won silver while Muskan (75kg), Lashu Yadav (70kg), Kunjarani Devi Thongam (60kg) and Tamanna (50kg) claimed the bronze medal.

In the men's category, Youth Asian champs Vanshaj (63.5kg), Vishwanath Suresh (48kg) grabbed gold while Ashish (54kg) attained silver.

This year's championships in La Nucia witnessed participation of close to 600 boxers from 73 countries.

Youth World Boxing Championships 2022 Indian medallists

Boxer Weight Category Medal
Vanshaj Men's 63.5kg Gold
Vishwanath Suresh Men's 48kg Gold
Ravina Women's 63kg Gold
Devika Ghorpade Women's 52kg Gold
Ashish Men's 54kg Silver
Kirti Women's 81+kg Silver
Bhawna Sharma Women's 48kg Silver
Muskan Women's 75kg Bronze
Lashu Yadav Women's 70kg Bronze
Kunjarani Devi Thongam Women's 60kg Bronze
Tamanna Women's 50kg Bronze

Source: BFI Release

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Story first published: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 18:56 [IST]
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