Nanao Singh clinches gold for India
Thokchom Nanao Singh continued his blazing form and stunned Cadet World Championship bronze medallist Grigoriy Nikolaychuk of Russia 15-5 to clinch the gold at the inaugural AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The Army boxer ended up being India’s lone medallist in the event, where the team finished ninth overall with 15 points. Despite being tied on points with 10th-placed Uzbekistan, India finished ahead of the Central Asian country due to a slightly better points-per-boxer average of 2.1.
Nanao, a gold medallist at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune last month and a silver medallist at last year’s Commonwealth Championships, took a vital one-point lead against his more fancied opponent in the opening round which ended 4-3 in the Indian’s favour.