Elorda Cup: Boxers Alfiya Pathan, Gitika Win Gold
Nur-Sultan: Reigning Youth World Boxing champions Alfiya Pathan and Gitika have won gold medals at the Elorda Cup in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Two other Indian female boxers Kalaivani Srinivasan and Jamuna Boro signed off with silver medals.
In the women’s 81-kilogram final, Alfiya thrashed 2016 world champion and a strong contender for the title, Lazzat Kungeibayeva, by a 5-0 margin. Gitika clinched a thrilling 4-1 win over compatriot Kalaivani in an intense all-Indian women’s 48-kg final.
Meanwhile, 2019 World Championships bronze medalist Jamuna gave her all against Uzbekistan’s Nigina Uktamova but ended up with a 0-5 loss in the 54-kg final.
With the addition of two gold, two silver, and 10 bronze medals on the final day, the 33-member Indian contingent concluded its campaign with an overall tally of 14 medals.
It was also the debut senior international event for both the youngsters, Alfiya and Gitika. The tournament witnessed top players in action from countries such as India, Uzbekistan, and hosts Kazakhstan, Cuba, China, and Mongolia.