Maharashtra's Mitika Gunele, Raj
Sahiba of Haryana and Manipur's Babyrojisana Chanu justified
their international reputation by comfortably entering into
the semi-finals of their weight categories in the girls under-
17 boxing at the Khelo India Youth Games here Wednesday.
Mitika got the better of Haryana's Anu Rani 4-1 in
welter (66kg) category, while Sahiba defeated Haryana's Divya
after referee stopped the bout in 2nd round.
In the same category, Babyrojisana Chanu, a student of
legendary Mary Kom, booked her place in the last four, a media
Among under-17 boys, Pune's Akash Gorkha confirmed his
medal by entering into last-four in the feather (57kg)
Akash Gorkha's father Ramesh works as a watchman.
Under the watchful eyes of coach Umesh Jagdale, Akash
Gorkha excelled in the sport quickly and started performing at
the state and national level tournaments.
He also won a silver medal in the 7th Asian Cup in
Aakash Gorkha, who is currently training with the Army
Sports Institute, Pune, feels the training under Army coaches
is too intense and surely played a role in his performance in
the Khelo India.
"I don't have to worry about anything. We just put
ourselves best during the training and during the bouts.
Thats what we have been told and I am following the same,"
the young boxer was quoted as saying in the release.