Ladies of the ring bags gold

Published on May 23, 2015 16:39:59 PM
Sports

Indian boxers rounded off a thoroughly commendable performance, bagging three gold and two silver medals on the final day of the event at the AIBA Women's Junior World Championships in Taipei on Saturday.

Savita (50kg), Mandeep Sandhu (52kg) and Sakshi (54kg) struck gold for the country, while Soniya (48kg) and Niharika Gonella (70kg) settled for silver medals.

Soniya was the first to take the ring for India today, squaring off against American Heaven Garcia. She went down 1-2 to open the Indian account with a silver medal.

Next in was Savita and she edged past her Ukrainian rival Kateryna Rohova 2-1 to clinch the first gold of the day for India.

This was followed by Mandeep's 3-0 victory over Ireland's Niamh Earley before Sakshi made it three in a row by out-punching American Yarisel Ramirez 3-0.