NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand's talented pugilist Nikita Chand started her campaign with a win on Day 1 of the 6th Youth Women's National Boxing Championship 2023 here on Tuesday.
In an enthralling bout, Nikita (60kg) put up a brilliant display of skills as she emerged victorious against Vaishnavi Waghmare of Maharashtra with a 4:1 scoreline.
The two-time Asian Junior Champion started off the first round cautiously but impressively shifted gears as the bout progressed to secure a triumphant start to the championship.
Nikita will take on Anamika Yadav of Uttar Pradesh in the next round.
The day's matches witnessed impressive performances from emerging boxing talents. Bhawna Sharma of Haryana (48kg), Shalini Gupta of Uttar Pradesh (52kg), Nidhi of Chandigarh (52kg), Riya Toor (60kg) from Punjab and Supriya Rawat of Delhi (66kg) as all of them secured comprehensive victories with an identical scoreline of 5:0.
In other bouts, Anshu (50kg) of Haryana will square off with Archana U N of Karnataka. IANS