36 Asians secure medals in Youth World tourney
Thirty-six Asian pugs guaranteed themselves at least a bronze medal after winning in the quarterfinals of the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships at the Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano in La Nucia, Spain on November 21 and 22.
India, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and South Korea all secured medals in this year’s youth world tilt.
Defending overall champion India already had seven boxers advancing to the semifinals on the first day of the quarters, with reigning Asian youth champions Suresh Vishvanath and Ravina leading the charge.
Vishvanath dispatched Australia’s last bet Jye Kerr Dixon, 5-0, in men’s minimumweight (48kg) while Ravina routed Romania’s Alina Alexandra Cretu, 5-0, in women’s light welterweight (63kg).
Uzbekistan also got multiple boxers in the semis as two-time ASBC youth champ Aziza Zokirova provided the spark with a 5-0 crushing of Kazakhstan’s Gaukhar Shaybekova in women’s light middleweight (70kg).
Kazakhstan’s Bakyt Seidish nipped Poland’s Aleksandra Jankowiak via a 3-2 split decision to keep her gold medal hopes alive in women’s welterweight (66kg) while Japan’s Miyu Suzuki battered Ukraine’s Anastasiia Kovalenko, 5-0, in flyweight (52kg).
Thailand’s Wacharakorn Junthasorn pummelled Poland’s Nikolas Marcel Pawlik, 5-0, in men’s flyweight (51kg) even as Philippines’ Ronel Suyom pulled off a split decision win over Japan’s Motoki Sadahiro in minimumweight. Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tran took a 4-1 triumph against Kazakhstan’s Anita Adisheva in women’s light flyweight (50kg) and South Korea’s Choi In Ho decimated Georgia’s Tariel Sharikadze, 5-0, in men’s super heavyweight (+92kg).
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