IMAGE: Jaismine Lamboria received her opening bout. Photograph: Twitter/BFI
Commonwealth Games medallist Jaismine Lamboria packed a robust punch to win her opening bout towards Nyambega Beatrice Ambros of Tanzania by way of a RSC verdict on the Women’s World Championships in New Delhi on Friday.
Shashi Chopra (63kg) continued the successful momentum as she notched a facile 5-0 win over Mwangi Teresiah of Kenya.
India, nevertheless, suffered its first casualty as Shruti Yadav (70kg), who had changed Sanamacha Chanu, succumbed to a 0-5 defeat by the hands of China’s Zhou Pan.
Competing within the 60kg occasion, Jaismine, who received the bronze within the 2022 Birmingham CWG, wanted lower than 90 seconds to finish the bout.
The 21-year-old boxer from Haryana was at her a belligerent greatest as she unleashed a collection of jabs on her opponent. The referee gave the Tanzanian boxer two standing counts earlier than he was pressured to cease the competition.
It was the third RSC win by an Indian boxer within the match.
On the opening day, reigning champion Nikhat Zareen and Preeti had received after the referee stopped their respective bouts.
Jaismine will face Samadova Mijgona of Tajikistan within the subsequent spherical.
Shashi too dominated her bout. The Indian proved to be too sturdy for her opponent as she utilised her deft jabs and stern defence to win the bout comfortably.
She will tackle the 2022 Asian Championships silver medallist Kito Mai of Japan within the Round of 16.
“This is my comeback occasion, I had not performed the final nationals additionally on account of damage. But this time in nationals I received gold. This is my first worldwide competitors in 63kg,” Shashi mentioned after her bout.
In the ultimate Indian bout of the day, Shruti, who was deprived as a result of of her top, threw lots of punches however was unable to attach. She struggled along with her steadiness and her footwork seemed sluggish. The Chinese boxer, alternatively, utilised her lengthy attain as she didn’t let Shruti come close to and assault.
Two Indian pugilists, CWG champion Nitu Ghanghas (48kg) and Manju Bamboriya (66kg), will start their marketing campaign on Saturday.
In the non-Indian bouts, Wen Lu Yang of China defeated 2016 world champion Alessia Mesiano of Italy — the bronze-medal winner within the 2014 and 2022 editions — with a monumental victory by unanimous resolution within the 60kg class.
The Chinese pugilist, who lately received the silver medal on the Strandja Memorial, showcased immense confidence and sensible approach to overpower her opponent and advance to the Round of 16.
On the opposite hand, the 2018 Asian Games champion Oh Yeonji (60kg) of South Korea and five-time World Championships medallist Elif Guneri (75kg) of Turkey recorded contrasting victories of their respective bouts.
While the South Korean comfortably outclassed Esmeralda Falcon of Mexico with a 5:0 verdict, the Turkish pugilist needed to work exhausting to defeat Baison Manikon of Thailand 5:2 after the bout was reviewed.
The ongoing occasion is witnessing the participation of 324 boxers, together with a number of Olympic medallists, from 65 nations combating for titles within the 12 weight classes.
As many as 11 nations have boycotted the occasion because the International Boxing Association (IBA) has allowed Russian and Belarusian boxers to take part below their flags regardless of Internationals Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctions, together with a ban on nationwide flags, symbols and anthems.