Nagpur’s Alfiya Pathan (2L) proudly displays her gold medal posing on the podium along with the silver and bronze medal winners. In the +81kg heavy weight final, she defeated Moldova’s Daria Kozorez (extreme left) with a unanimous 5-0 decision on Thursday night.
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Announces cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for golden girl
MAHARASHTRA Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sunil Kedar heaped praises on Nagpur boxer Alfiya Pathan who won a gold medal in the AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships that concluded in Kielce, Poland on Friday. Saying that the city girl has made India proud, Kedar congratulated the teenager who won the yellow metal on her first attempt. Kedar also promised a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh from the state government for her stupendous performance. He said that he had asked the concerned department to send him a proposal in that regard. The minister also promised for monetary assistance for her training in future.
He also assured to look into her name being included in the list of player for state government’s Mission Olympics. A junior Asia champion, defeated a much heavier opponent Moldova’s Daria Kozorez in the +81kg bout on Thursday with a unanimous decision. Beating an experienced boxer 5-0 in the one-sided final was a big achievement for the youngster. That was last bout of penultimate day of the tournament and pressure was on Alfiya as all the six Indians who played finals that day, had won their respective matches securing golds.