ASBC Heroes – India’s ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion Sushma

India’s fifth gold medal at the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships was achieved by Sushma at the women’s light heavyweight (81kg). The Indian female boxer received the right to represent her country in Mongolia’s capital and became one of our ASBC Heroes in 2019 with her excellent gold medal.

Sushma was born in Murlipur at the Haryana region of India on May 15 in 2001 and began her boxing career at the age of 14 in 2015. The 176cm tall female boxer trains with coach Mamta Devi in the National Boxing Academy. She had more than 40 contests during her career and besides to boxing, she likes singing. Her favourite food is India’s famous dessert the barfi and likes also the Punjabi regional music.

The southpaw boxer, whose nickname is Sonia, achieved silver medal at the 2015 Haryana State Women’s Sub-Junior Championships short after she began boxing. She repeated that performance one year later and became runner-up at the Haryana State Women’s Junior Boxing Championships.

Sushma impressed in the 2017 Haryana State Women’s Junior Boxing Championships where she defeated Radhika Soni and her main regional rival, Neha in the final, taking her first national gold medal. She won several other regional events and claimed silver medal at the Esker Women’s Youth Cup in Dublin, Ireland before the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships.

Sushma walked over to the final of the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships following her Mongolian opponent, Batmyagmar Margad-Erdene was unable to box against the more experienced Indian. Sushma had to meet in the final of the light heavyweight (81kg) with Kazakhstan’s Araylym Bakhytzhan Kyzy and she attacked more successfully than her Central Asian opponent. Sushma controlled the first round of their final and took the lead in each scorecard after three minutes of fight. India’s next promising talent continued her strong performance in the final and won the gold medal of the tough category.

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