Neha, Anupama Enter Semis At World Youth Boxing Championship  

Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama in the 81 kg category drew a bye in the pick of lots getting a direct entry into the semi-finals of the fourth edition of the AIBA World Women’s Youth and Junior Championships - Sakshi Post

Guwahati: Hosts India received an early shot in the arm when two of their boxers, Neha Yadav (+81kg) and Anupama in the 81 kg category drew a bye in the pick of lots getting a direct entry into the semi-finals of the fourth edition of the AIBA World Women's Youth and Junior Championships that start at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

Hot favourite in the 51kg category, Heaven Garcia of the US too got a first round bye and so did Sahin Sueda of Turkey who got a direct semi-final entry into the +81 category. A few more Indian boxers, Jyoti and Nitu too got first round byes. In the 71kg category, Russian Shamonova and Ukraine's Makhno Karolina had a mixed bag of luck. While Shamonova drew a tough opponent in US's Moreu Sharahya, Makhno should get past Polish girl Marczykowska Natalia.

"It is this generation of youth women that will blossom and bring women's boxing on par with men after pioneer boxers like Mary Kom have worked hard to take women's boxing to a very high level," said AIBA vice president Mark Tanner at the post draw press conference. "Some from this tournament will qualify for the Youth Olympics. IOC and AIBA will work together to see women's boxing on par with men's boxing," he said.

London Olympics bronze medallist pugilist Mary Kom who also spoke on the occasion, thanked AIBA for agreeing to give India the opportunity to host the World women's championship and BFI too, for bringing the World Championship back to India after a very long time. "I am eagerly waiting for the action to start and wish the boxers of all the countries the very best. An Olympic medal continues to motivate me and I will continue to chase that dream," the Manipuri pugilist said.

-IANS

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