Ankushita Boro 17-year-old girl from Assam won The Best Boxer title in World Youth Women’s Boxing Championship held in Guwahati. Ankushita Boro sealed the fifth gold with her bout against Russia’s Ekaterina Dynnik in the 64kg final.
To which she commented, “I am feeling great to have won gold and I thank everyone for their continuous support.”
Boro took up boxing in 2012 and her concerted efforts made her win the best boxer award at the district level in 2013, a state gold in 2015 and also a bronze medal in 2017 in youth nationals.
“I waited for this particular day for quite a long time; we have been practising for more than 6 months. Finally, I could secure a gold and best boxer award, I am feeling really proud to have able to bring five gold medals for India. I thankful to all, especially the crowd who supported us continuously. I am really thankful to all”, she added.
Her parents Rakesh Kumar and Ranjita Boro said, “We have faith in our daughter and this was just the start of her journey. She will deliver good performances outside the state and country. Her victory will remain a source of inspiration for children belonging to remote areas.”
It is worth mentioning that Jyoti Gulia in 51 kg weight category from Haryana defeated Ekaterina Molchanova from Russia; Nitu in 48 kg category defeated Zhazira Urakbayeva 5-0, Sakshi Choudhary in 54 kg weight category defeated England’s Ivy-Jane Smith 3-2 and Sashi Chopra, hailing from Haryana, in 57 kg weight category, put up a fine show in Guwahati beating Vietnamese Hong DO 4-1 for gold.
Nearly 200 players from over 30 countries took part in the championship which was held for the first time in India.
Besides gold, India also secured two bronze medals through Neha Yadav and Anupama in 81 kg weight category in the championship.