Gulsevar Ganieva won the first gold medal of the Youth World Championships in La Nucía ©IBA

Uzbekistan's Gulsevar Ganieva won the first gold medal of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Youth World Championships in La Nucía.

Ganieva defeated India's Bhawna Sharma via a unanimous decision to earn the women's under-48 kilograms title.

Ganieva was one of two champions from Uzbekistan on the day, with Bakhtiyor Asadov triumphing in the men's under-57kg class.

Asadov also won via a unanimous decision, defeating Mexican Gael Ezequiel Cabrera Urias in the final.

Only India could rival Uzbekistan's haul of two gold medals.

Five Indians were in action on the first day of finals and two won.

Devika Satyajit Ghorpade was the first, defeating England's Lauren Mackie in the women's under-52kg.

Vanshaj joined Ghorpade in winning gold in the final bout of the day, beating Demur Kajaia from Georgia for the men's under-63.5kg crown.

Athletes from The Netherlands, the Philippines, Serbia, Japan, Kazakhstan, the United States, Mexico and Armenia also won gold medals.

Boxers from Russia and Belarus are absent from the Youth World Championships owing to what the IBA called "logistical restraints", despite it now allowing both nations' flags to fly at its tournaments.

Spanish authorities reportedly refused to issue Russian and Belarusian boxers with visas.