Vastavam web: Asian medallists Bhavesh Kattimani (52kg) and Ankit Khatana (60kg) today settled for bronze medals in the world youth boxing championships after losing their semifinal bouts here. Bhavesh was beaten 5-0 by American Asa Stevens, Ankit went down 2-3 in an exciting contest against Thailand’s Atichai Phoemsap. Neha, a direct entrant into the semifinal stage owing to the small size of the draw, lost to Ukraine’s Mariia Lovchynska in her very first bout of the tournament.
Earlier, four Indian women boxers advanced to the semifinals to be assured of medals here. Jony (60kg), Sakshi (57kg), Astha Pahwa (75kg) and Anamika (51kg) entered the semifinals of their respective weight categories last night. Jony defeated China’s Chen Yibing 5-0, before Sakshi got the better of Russian Valeriia Rodionova by a similar margin.