Indian women’s boxer Alfia Pathan (81kg) won the gold medal on Thursday at the Iba Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships in Keells, Poland. It was India’s seventh consecutive gold medal in the tournament. India has won all seven gold medals in the women’s category. In the final, Alfia Pathan (81kg) unanimously defeated Moldova’s Daria Kozorov 5–0 to win the gold medal. It was India’s seventh consecutive gold medal in the tournament. It is India’s best and most historic show at the Youth World Championships. India had previously won five gold medals at the 2017 Youth World Championships in Guwahati.
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It was the seventh consecutive gold medal on the ninth day of the tournament. Pathan has previously won gold medals with Sanamacha Chanu, Arundhati Chaudhary (69kg), Winka (60kg), Asian Youth Champion Babirojisana Chanu (51kg), Poonam (57kg) and Geetika (48kg). In the final, Chanu won the gold medal by defeating Russian Valeria Linkova 5–0, while Getika unilaterally defeated Poland’s Natalie Dominica 5–0. At the same time, the five judges unanimously declared Vinca the winner against Juldಜ್z Shakhetova, beating Steleni Grossi 5–0 in the Poonam final. Arundhati defeated Poland’s Barbara Marcinkowska 5-0 in the final.
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The 20-member Indian team has made history by winning 11 medals in an unprecedented performance. India’s previous best performance is 10 medals, which he won at the World Youth Championships 2018 in Hungary. Earlier, Vishwamitra Chongtom (49kg), Ankit Narwal (64kg) and Vishal Gupta (91kg) won three bronze medals for the country in the men’s category. The men’s and women’s boxers competed simultaneously in the 10-day tournament. Hungary has previously played men’s and women’s championships together for the first time in 2018. 414 boxers from 52 countries made their presence felt at the championship.