Sachin Singh wins gold at the AIBA Youth World Championships
India finished the tournament with one gold and a bronze. Naman Tanwar claimed the bronze medal in the 91kg category.
Sachin Singh on 27 November 2016 became the third Indian boxer to bag gold medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships. In the summit clash at St Petersburg, Russia, Sachin recorded a stunning unanimous victory over Cuban national champion Jorge Grinan in the 49kg weight class.
Sachin defeated his rival 5-0 to record a rare Indian triumph over a Cuban boxer. 16-year-old Sachin has joined Thokchom Nanao Singh (2008) and Vikas Krishan (2010) in the Indian youth world championships gold club.
With this, India finished the tournament with one gold and a bronze. Naman had settled for a bronze Tanwar in the 91 kg after losing in the semifinal. In 2014 edition, India was able to secure just a bronze medal.
After this win, the newly-formed Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced a cash prize for the two medalists. It announced Rs one lakh for Sachin and Rs 25000 for Naman. Besides, the BFI also promise to suitably reward the coaches who travelled with them.