Two-time Asian Junior champion Nikita Chand Starts Youth Women Nationals on a Winning Note

New Delhi, June 27, 2023: Uttarakhand’s talented pugilist Nikita Chand put up a brilliant display of skill to kick off her campaign with a win on Day 1 of the 6th Youth Women National Boxing Championship 2023

In an enthralling bout, Nikita (60kg) emerged victorious against Vaishnavi Waghmare of Maharashtra with a 4:1 scoreline. The two-time Asian Junior Champion started off the first round cautiously but impressively shifted gears as the bout progressed to secure a triumphant start to the championship.

Nikita will take on Anamika Yadav of Uttar Pradesh in the next round.

The day’s matches witnessed impressive performances from the emerging boxing talents. Bhawna Sharma of Haryana (48kg), Shalini Gupta of Uttar Pradesh (52kg), Nidhi of Chandigarh (52kg), Riya Toor (60kg) of Punjab and Supriya Rawat of Delhi (66kg) all secured comprehensive victories with an identical scoreline of 5:0.

Showcasing her technical supremacy, Khushi Jadhav of Maharashtra delivered a commanding performance in the 50kg category and overpowered Megha Behra of Odisha to record a win by RSC (Referee Stopping the Contest) in Round 1.

On Tuesday, Anshu (50kg) of Haryana will square off Archana U N of Karnataka.

In the 54kg category, Babita Singh of Uttar Pradesh will face off against Manaswini Sabat of Odisha while Neha of Chandigarh will take to the ring against Charu Yadav of Rajasthan.

Kirti (+81kg) of Haryana will go head-to-head against Manisha Giri of Punjab.