Sachin faced off against America’s Rey Diaz in the Semi-finals and lost 0-3. Sachin’s loss also marked an end to India’s campaign at the World Junior Boxing Championships. Sachin’s medal is a big improvement from the previous edition of the tournament where India failed to win any medals.
Rich history for India in World Junior Boxing
However, they did have a great show in the inaugural event which was held back in 2007. India won two gold medals and one silver medal in the 2007 edition and shared the overall top spot in the tournament. They also had the best points per boxer ratio, which is a record that hasn’t been broken yet.
The same year, India’s Vipin Kumar was adjudged the best boxer of the tournament. Vipin competed in the 50kg category just like Sachin did this year.
In 2009, India won four medals in the form of one silver and three bronze medals. Whereas, in the 2011 edition, the Indian boxers came home with a silver and a bronze.
In the 2015, edition, Sachin proved to be the lone winner. Naveen Boora (57kg) and Sandeep Ghanghas (75kg) were earlier knocked out of the championship after losing their respective bouts.
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