Aurangabad teenager Sharvari Kalyankar wins silver medal at Junior Asian Boxing Championship

Sharvari Kalyankar has won the silver medal at the Junior Asian Boxing Championship held at Fujairah in the UAE.

Press Trust of India October 18, 2019 15:04:41 IST
Aurangabad teenager Sharvari Kalyankar wins silver medal at Junior Asian Boxing Championship
  • Sharvari Kalyankar has won the silver medal at the Junior Asian Boxing Championship held at Fujairah in the UAE.

  • The 15-year-old is the first boxer from Maharashtra's Marathwada region to win a medal at the competition, district boxing association secretary Pankaj Bahrsakhle said in a release on Friday.

  • The Indian team won four gold, six silver, and three bronze medals and also bagged the championship cup at the 10- day sporting event, which concluded on Thursday.

Aurangabad: Sharvari Kalyankar has won the silver medal at the Junior Asian Boxing Championship held at Fujairah in the UAE.

Aurangabad teenager Sharvari Kalyankar wins silver medal at Junior Asian Boxing Championship

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The 15-year-old is the first boxer from Maharashtra's Marathwada region to win a medal at the competition, district boxing association secretary Pankaj Bahrsakhle said in a release on Friday. The Indian team won four gold, six silver, and three bronze medals and also bagged the championship cup at the 10- day sporting event, which concluded on Thursday.

Sharvari, who took part in 67-70 kg weight category, lost the final bout to Kazakhstan's Valeriya Semyonova by 5-0, bagging the silver medal, the release said. The teenager was selected for the championship after she won the gold medal (67-70 kg category) in the 3rd Junior Women's National Boxing Championships held in Rohtak, Haryana, last month.

Sharvari, who practices at the Aurangabad centre of the Sports Authority of India, is being trained by coach Sunny Gehlavat. "Her success will encourage budding boxers in the region," Gehlavat said.

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