India’s Sachin Siwach Singh won the title in the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas
Strong Indian women and men youth boxers competed in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas and among them India’s AIBA Youth World Champion Sachin Siwach Singh claimed the title in the event. The promising Indian hope defeated all of his main rivals in the Commonwealth Youth Games and deserved his gold in Nassau.
India’s best weapon in Nassau, AIBA Youth World Champion Sachin Siwach Singh achieved silver medal in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok just before the start of the Commonwealth Youth Games. He lost to Uzbekistan’s younger hope Samandar Kholmurodov in the final of the Bangkok event therefore after his silver he was very motivated in Nassau to regain his place in the top of the podium.
Sachin had to meet in the quarter-final of the Commonwealth Youth Games with his main rival, England’s Youth National Champion Ivan Hope Price but the Indian talent was able to keep the distance against him. The Indian boxer continued his winning path in the semi-final against South Africa’s Siyakholwa Khuse and advanced to the final of the light flyweight (49kg). His final opponent was a tough European, Welshmen Nathan James Probert who had similar style as Sachin. The Indian talent controlled mainly the second part of the final and won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The second Asian and Indian finalist in the boxing tournament of the Commonwealth Youth Games was Jony who advanced to the gold medal bout of the women’s lightweight (60kg) in Nassau. She has done a memorable performance in the semi-final of the event against Canada’s Katiushka Vasquez but following that she lost to Australia’s Ella Boot in a narrow final which was split decision to the favour of the Aussie boxer.
ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Muhammed Etash Khan was another Indian youth talent in Nassau. The 17-year-old bantamweight (56kg) boxer advanced to the semi-finals where he lost to only England’s eventual winner Shiloh De Freitas and achieved bronze medal. India’s new woman youth sensation Ekta also secured a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games as Muhammed Etash Khan. The 16-year-old boxer, who trains with Ravi Sangwan, lost to only England’s Chloe Watson in the semi-final of the women’s flyweight (51kg).
Boxers who were born in 1999 and in 2000 were eligible to compete in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau. The number of the women’s weight classes was three, the official Olympic categories: flyweight (51kg), lightweight (60kg) and middleweight (75kg). The men youth boxers could compete in eight divisions from the light flyweight (49kg) up to the light heavyweight (81kg) in the boxing tournament of the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Besides to the Indian delegation in the Commonwealth Youth Games, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also sent talents to the important multisport event. Both countries have sent women and men boxers as well to develop their newcomers’ experiences.