AIBA Women's Youth Boxing Championship off to colourful start
The AIBA Women's Youth Boxing Championships got off to a colourful start in Guwahati on Sunday. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presided over the opening ceremony.
While Sonowal was the chief guest, singer Shaan performed the tournament's official anthem at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor stadium. No Indian featured in the opening day's bouts.
The first day of the Championships witnessed some upset results with fancied Waikai Shylah of New Zealand and England's Chloe Watson crashing out of in the first round.
Shylah, who trains in Australia but represents New Zealand, started off well against her Australian opponent Heibloem Indianna before losing by a close 2-3 margin in the 51kg light flyweight category.
Same script followed in another light flyweight division bout as Chloe fought hard before being stunned by identical 2-3 margin by Thailand's Nampai Kittiya.
In another light flyweight bout, Ukraine's Lisinska Anastasiia looked impressive against Germany's Hoffman Charlotte to register a comfortable 4-1 win.
Preliminaries: 51kg (light flyweight) - Kim Chaewon (KOR) beat Thing Sanu Maya (NEP) 5-0 on points; Abdraimova Zhansaya (KA) beat Wonyou Johanna (FRA) 3-2 on points; Heibloem Indianna (AUS) beat Waikai Shylah (NZL) 5-0 on points; Lisinska Anastasiia (UKR) beat Hoffman Charlotte (GER) 4-1 on points;
Nampai Kittiya (THA) beat Watson Chloe (ENG) 3-2 on points; Kumarage Watthe Imesha Sewwandi Fe (SL) beat Saracoglu Beyza (TUR) 5-0 on points; Delgerkhangai Khongorzul (MGL) beat Stoeva Goryana (BUL) 5-0 on points; Olchanova Ekaterina (RUS) beat Blaney Shauna (IRL) 5-0 on points; Gaforova Madina (TJK) beat WANG Yan (CHN) 4-1 on points