10 years ago on this day – The 5th ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships began in Astana
The fifth edition of the ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships began in Astana, Kazakhstan on this day 10 years ago. Following the positive IOC decision which added officially the women’s part of boxing to the Olympic program in 2009, the 2010 ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships saw a big boom in terms of number of athletes and nations.
Altogether 18 powerful nations and 98 boxers registered to the ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in 2010. Among them finally 84 boxers from 16 countries attended in the 5th ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan’s capital city.
The participating nations of the 2010 ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships were the followings: Afghanistan, China, DPR Korea, India, Jordan, Japan, host Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.
Nepal and Uzbekistan registered in the AIBA Database but finally their teams were not able to attend in Astana. Joining to host Kazakhstan, China and India competed with maximum number of 11 boxers in the biggest ever Asian women. China claimed five gold medals at the 2008 AIBA Women’s World Championships which was held in Ningbo, while India acquired one gold medal in that event.
Jordan and Kyrgyzstan made their international debut among the female boxers, both of them were held their first National Women’s Championships in 2010, while Turkmenistan’s women athletes competed at the Turkish Prime Ministry Tournament at the first time in a great competition just before the Astana event. The Afghan female boxing squad formed in 2008 and after the 2009 Asian Indoor Games their talents took part in their second international competition in Astana.
The event was a good opportunity for the boxers to prepare to the AIBA Women’s World Championships which was held in Bridgetown, Barbados later in that year in September which saw also record number of boxers. Most of the countries kept their eyes to the three new Olympic weight classes as the 51kg, 60kg and 75kg. Six of the reigning champions tried to defend their titles in Astana after their gold medals in Guwahati in 2008. Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte of India was the biggest star of the women boxing who attended at the pinweight (46kg) in Astana.
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