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Four Indian boxers are marching to the semi-finals of the Asian U-22 and Youth Championships

Astana (Kazakhstan), May 1 Indian boxers Aryan, Yashwardhan Singh, Priyanshu and Sahil marched into the semi-finals with confident victories at the 2024 Asian U-22 & Youth Boxing Championships here on Wednesday.

Aryan got India off to a perfect start with a 5-0 unanimous decision against Uzbekistan’s Juraev Shakarboy in the 51kg category. His victory was followed by Yashwardhan (63.5kg), who made a remarkable comeback after securing a 4-1 victory over Iran’s Mirahmadi Babaheidari in the first round.

Priyanshu (71kg) and Sahil (80kg), on the other hand, did not stop the fight when the referee stopped the match (RSC) against Wu Yu En of Chinese Taipei and Yklymov Abdyrahma of Turkmenistan respectively.

Meanwhile, Jatin ended his campaign in the 57kg category with a 1-4 defeat to A Nodirbek of Uzbekistan.

The semi-finals for youth will be played on Friday.

Aryan (92kg), Nisha (52kg), Akansha Phalaswal (70kg) and Rudrika (75kg) will be in action in their respective youth quarter-finals later today.

Late on Tuesday, Jugnoo (86kg), Tammana (50kg) and Preeti (54kg) secured victories to enter the U-22 semi-finals.

On Thursday, eight U-22 boxers will enter the ring for their quarter-finals: M Jadumani Singh (51kg), Ashish (54kg), Nikhil (57kg), Ajay Kumar (63.5kg), Ankush (71kg) and Dhruv Singh. (80kg) in the men’s category, while Guddi (48kg) and Poonam (57kg) were in the women’s category.

The finals for the youth and U-22 categories will be played on May 6 and 7 respectively.

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