By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 25: Last two occasions gold medal eluded her. However Ankushita Boro, the lone boxer from Assam in the World Women’s Youth Boxing Championship, is very cautious this time and wants to finish the tourment standing in number one position at the podium.
All the fils of the World Women’s Youth Boxing Championship will be held tomorrow at the Karmabir bin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor stadium. The first fil will kick off at 4PM.
Ankushita will face sixth seed Russian boxer Ekateri Dynnik in the fil of 64 kg category and the match will start 5:15 in the evening.
On the eve of the fil, Assam boxer looked very calm and focused to her goal. Talking exclusively to The Sentinel at the venue Ankushita, hails from Tezpur, today said, “I played last two intertiol fils at Turkey and Bulgaria recently and both the occasions I had to satisfy with a silver. But this time I would try my best to convert it into gold. I need support from all of you.”
She also appealed to the boxing lovers of the State to come into the stadium in a very big way. “Please come tomorrow in the stadium in a very big way and support me. I need your support.”
It will be the first occasions when Ankushita will face the Russian boxer Ekateri in the ring. Commenting on her fil opponent the boxer, who is a follower of Mary Kom, said, “ I have not fight against her earlier. But I know that her foot work is very good and she always try to attack the opponent. I have prepared my plan and will try to win against her by executing this plan properly.”
India made one of the best performances in the Women World Boxing as five of their boxers booked berth in the fil. Ankushita felt it was possible because of high performance director Raffael Bergamasco.
“I am now technically more sound and it was happened after sir joined in our team. He gave many new tips which helped us to improve our level of performance. This time we prepared very well for the competition and five of us reached into the fil but it could be more,” commented Ankushita.