Sarita, Sarjubala enter finals of Women's Boxing

AGENCIES ROHTAK, 11th Jan:

Former world and Asian champion L Sarita Devi (60kg), world silver-medallist Sonia Lather (57kg), Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Shashi Chopra advanced to the finals of the National Women's Boxing Championships on Thursday.

Sarita defeated Haryana's Monika 5-0 to set up a clash with Railways Sports Promotion Board's Pavitra. Pavitra got the better of Uttarakhand's Priyanka Choudhary 5-0.

Sonia, on the other hand, defeated All India Police's Sandhya Rani 5-0. She will be up against reigning youth world champion Shashi Chopra, who edged past Andhra Pradesh's Sonia.

Former world silver-medallist Sarjubala Devi (48kg), representing Manipur, also entered the finals, beating RSPB's Meenakshi.World youth championships gold medallist Shashi Chopra beat Sonia of Andhra Pradesh to enter the final of the featherweight category However, junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (48kg) lost to Haryana-girl Ritu in a split verdict.


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