Continuing her brilliant form, Indian pugilist Muskan advanced to the final of the ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai on Wednesday.
According to information received here, Muskan (46kg) blanked Yelyanur Turganova of Kazakhstan in a one-sided bout that saw the Haryana boxer playing swift and smart from long range. She maintained her dominance throughout the three rounds and secured a unanimous 5-0 win.
In the bantamweight semifinal, Aarzoo (54kg) faced tough competition from Uzbekistan's Tileubergenova Guldana in an evenly-contested bout. The Indian pugilist gave her best but narrowly lost the bout 2-3 in an intense clash.
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Meanwhile, Devika (50kg) and Supriya (66kg) also lost their respective semifinal bouts and had to be content with bronze medals.
In the junior boys' section, Rohit Chamoli (48kg) and Bharat Joon (+81kg) cruised into the finals after registering identical unanimous victories in their respective last-4 bouts. On the other hand, Ankush (66kg) suffered a 0-5 defeat in his semifinal match.
Having already secured themselves and the country medals, nine Indian youth pugilists, including four women, will aim for a spot in the final as they play their semifinals on Day 6 of the prestigious continental event, in which both the age groups-- junior and youth-- are playing together for the first time.
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Among men, Vanshaj (64kg), Daksh (67kg), Vishal (80kg), Abhimanyu (92kg) and Aman Singh Bisht (+92kg) will be seen in action while Simran Verma (52kg), Preeti (57kg), Preeti Dahiya (60kg) and Sneha (66kg) will fight in the youth women's category.