World Boxing Championships: 21-year-old Sonia joins Mary Kom in final, Simranjit settles for bronze

Photo of Sonia Chahal after reaching the finals of Women's World Boxing Championships.   Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 23, 2018, 08.16 PM (IST)

Boxer Sonia Chahal stormed into the finals of Women's World Boxing Championships by outclassing her North Korean opponent Jo Son Hwa on Friday. 

Meanwhile, Simranjit Kaur had to settle for a bronze after losing the semifinal bout.

The 21-year-old Sonia, who began competing at the senior level only since 2016, registered a unanimous 5-0 win over her more fancied North Korean opponent to reach the final in her debut World Championships. 

The rookie boxer joins Mary Kom (48kg) in Saturday's finals.

Simranjit lost to Chinese Dan Dou, a silver medallist in the Asian Championships last year, on a split 4-1 decision in the 64kg semifinals. 

The 23-year-old Simranjit was also participating in her first World Championships.

Sonia now faces Wahner Ornella Gabriele of Germany in the final on Saturday. 


Seeking a historic sixth gold, Mary Mom will take on Ukraine's Hanna Okhota in the 48kg summit bout on Saturday.