Indian women sizzle at junior and youth world boxing

Earlier in the Women's Junior World Championship, Gargi (50kg), Likhitha Battini (52kg) and Siwi (60kg) cemented their place in the quarterfinals of the event. All three junior boxers put up a stunning performance to beat their respective opponents.

updated: September 26, 2013 13:15 IST
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New Delhi: Asha Roka, 14, powered through to the semifinals of the AIBA Women's Junior World Boxing Championships after defeating Malika Abdi from Algeria in Albena, Bulgaria on Wednesday.

The reigning national champion was the first Indian to make it to the penultimate round of the championship, after seven other Indian boxers including three from the junior group and four from youth section -- secured their place in the quarterfinals of the event.

Roka, a gold medalist at the 2nd Nations Cup, an international boxing tournament in Zrenjanun, Serbia takes on Assyl Askarova from Kazakhstan in the semifinals.

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