National Boxing Championships: Haryana boxer Mahi Raghav made a fine start at the 4th Junior Girls National Boxing Championships. After beating Delhi's Gargi Tomar on Day 2 Delhi Public School in Sonipat, she proceeded into the quarter-finals. The 2020 Khelo India Youth Games champion Mahi lived up to the expectations and registered unanimous victory in the women's 63kg category starting round. Mahi had also represented the country and secured the gold medal at the Golden Girl Championships in Sweden last year.
Let us tell you that apart from Mahi, Tanu (52kg), Rudrika (70kg), and Sanjana (80kg) stretched the winning momentum of Haryana and advanced into the next round in their respective categories. On the other hand, three Maharashtra boxers also emerged victorious on Tuesday. Srushti Raskar started the proceeding for Maharashtra as she notched up a 5-0 victory against Assam's Manalisha Basumatary in the 57kg preliminary bout while Sana Gonsalves (63kg) and Jagruti Both (70kg) defeated Gujarat's Janhvi Surolia and Tamil Nadu's Srimathi S respectively with the referee stopping the contest in the first round of both the rounds.
On the second day, 29 rounds were played in the 4th Junior Girls National Championships while 65 matches took place in the 3rd Junior Boys National Championships. The continuing event, which witnesses the occupancy of nearly 500 boxers '298 boys and 201 girls', has been played with AIBA's newly-introduced weight divisions. 13 categories in men's events and 12 for women. The event is also a chance for boxers to showcase their abilities as top performers will be selected for the 2021 ASBC youth and junior boxing championships, which are slated to take place in Dubai from August 17 to 31.