The Indian women continue their stellar performance at the current World Boxing Championships in Istanbul. After Nikhat Zareen (52kg), Parveen (63kg) and Manisha (57kg), Anamika (50kg) also advanced to the quarterfinals on Thursday. Anamika defeated Eugenia Angel of Romania 5-0 one-sidedly. The fight started very aggressive.
Both boxers continued to attack each other as the match began, but Anamika maintained her precise footwork and movement and effectively landed clear shots and saved herself from Eugenia's punch. Anamika will face World Championship bronze medalist Christie Lee Harris of Australia on Sunday.
WBC 2023: Indian players in action today
Pooja Rani and Lovlina Borgohain match today
Two-time Asian champion Pooja Rani (81kg) and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (70kg) will play their respective Round of 16 matches on Friday. Pooja, who will start her campaign at the World Championships, will face Timea Negi from Hungary.
World Boxing Championship 2023: Four Indian players in…
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While Lovlina will face Cindy Ngamba from the Fair Chance team. Lovlina had defeated former world champion Chen Nien-Chin in the first round on Monday.
WBC 2023: Participants
Boxers from 73 countries participate
A record 310 boxers from 73 countries are participating in this tournament this year. In the last championship held in Russia in 2019, India got one silver and three bronze medals in that tournament. This year 4 players have already reached the pre-quarterfinals. This indicates that the medal count for India this year will increase further.
WBC 2023: Indian History
India has won 9 gold medals so far in the tournament
As of the 11th season of the World Championships, India has secured 36 medals including 9 gold, 8 silver and 19 bronze. India is number three to win medals after Russia and China. This year too we can expect not one or two but more medals from the Indian stars. After Nikhat, Parveen and Manisha, Anamika also reached the pre-quarterfinals. The Indian female boxers had consistently shown good form in the tournament.