Indian boxers assured of two medals in AIBA youth championship

New Delhi: Two Indian boxers were assured of medals in the youth event of the ongoing AIBA Women`s Youth and Junior World Championships after entering the semifinals in Albena, Bulgaria.

Nikhat Zareen (54kg) and Simranjit Kaur (60kg) made the last-four stage after winning their respective bouts comfortably.

Nikhat, the reigning junior world champion, defeated Italian Desire Galli, while Simranjit got the better off Justine Moerl from Germany. Both the boxers clinched the bout courtesy unanimous decision of the judges.

In the junior event, 14 year old junior boxer Asha Roka (48kg) had powered through to the semifinals yesterday.