Chinese Taipei’s ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Lin Yu Ting dominated the Kapolri Cup in Manado City
The second edition of the Kapolri Cup finished with the finals in the city of Manado where 14 champions are crowned in the Indonesian event. Chinese Taipei’s ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Lin Yu Ting dominated her final against a tough Japanese opponent and proved once again she is among the bests in the whole globe.
The Indonesians are preparing hard to the upcoming Asian Games which will be held in their capital city in Jakarta therefore their best hopes are near to their peak performance. The boxing tournament of the Asian Games will be starting on August 22 and the Indonesians are hoping to get at least one medal in our sport.
Altogether 70 women and 88 men boxers were attended in the second edition of the Kapolri Cup in Manado. The women boxers could attend in six different weight classes from the light flyweight (48kg) up to the light welterweight (64kg). The men participants were fighting in eight categories from the pinweight (46kg) up to the middleweight (75kg).
Australia, Chinese Taipei, host Indonesia, Indonesia’s regional teams, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam attended in the second edition of the Kapolri Cup in Manado with women and men boxers as well. Among the participating nations Australia, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam were able to get at least one gold medal in Manado City.
Philippines’ Josie Gabuco won the gold medal in the Qinhuangdao 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and she returned to the competitions after a short break. The 31-year-old Filipino hope is in top shape which she proved against Indonesia’s most experienced woman light flyweight (48kg) boxer Endang in the title contest which she won by unanimous decision.
Vietnam’s reining ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Nguyen Thi Tam eliminated Japan’s Asian Games bronze medallist Aya Shinmoto in a narrow semi-final which was her most difficult contest in Manado City. The 24-year-old flyweight (51kg) boxer has done stronger performance in the final of the Kapolri Cup against Thailand’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Chuthamat Raksat who celebrated her 25th birthday during the event. Nguyen impressed with her jabs and her counter-attacks were effective against Thailand’ No.1 in the final.
Chinese Taipei’s defending ASBC Asian Women’s Champion at the bantamweight (54kg) Lin Yu Ting impressed in all of her four contests at the Kapolri Cup in Manado City, stopped their opponents before the final gong in her opening two bouts. The 22-year-old star eliminated Australia’s Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Taylah Robertson in the semi-finals and continued her winning path against Japan’s Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup silver medallist Mizuki Hiruta.
Philippines’ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Nesthy Petecio is in top form in the recent one year and dominated her quarter-final against Indonesia’s No.1 at the featherweight (57kg) Southeast Asian Games silver medallist Christina Marwan Jembay. Petecio continued her strong performance and stopped Indonesia’s Sofia very quickly in the last four and she has done peak form against Vietnam’s former AIBA Junior World Champion Vuong Thi Vy in the final.
Thailand’s AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sudaporn Seesondee started better in the final of the lightweight (60kg) than Australia’s Commonwealth Games winner Skye Nicolson and that period determined their contest in Manado City. The 27-year-old Thai boxer controlled the bout and defeated Nicolson by unanimous decision which shows Sudaporn is a medal hope in the Asian Games. Nicolson’s teammate AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ella Boot secured Australia’s lone gold in the Kapolri Cup in the last final of the women competition.
Indonesia’s first gold medal was achieved by Juandi Abas at the men’s pinweight (46kg) and following that his No.1 teammate ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Cornelis Kwangu Langu tried to win the final of the light flyweight (49kg). The 28-year-old Bali-based boxer was not enough quick against Philippines’ National Games winner Ramel Macado and suffered a loss in Manado City.
Japan’s ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Ryusei Baba eliminated Bali-based Ferdinandus Seran in the last four and he had to meet for the title with his main rival in the event Philippines’ AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Rogen Ladon. The 22-year-old Japanese flyweight (52kg) boxer exceeded the expectations with his strong combinations and he was able to beat the experienced Filipino in Manado.
Indonesia’s Orlando Limehelu eliminated his veteran teammate Bali-based Julio Bria in the semi-final of the bantamweight (56kg) and did not give any chance to Chinese Taipei’s Lee Cheng Wei in the final. Indonesia’s second gold medal of the men part of the Kapolri Cup was achieved by Gresti Alfons who triumphed over Malaysia’s Arfiqanie Bin Ahmad Anshori in the final of the lightweight (60kg).
Australia’s Commonwealth Games winner Harry Garside moved up to the light welterweight (64kg) and following that he defeated Philippines’ 19-year-old Ronald Chavez Jr. in the semi-final he was defeated by Japan’s powerful Ryo Nakai in the final of the Kapolri Cup which was an unexpected result in Manado. The last two gold medals of the event were bagged by Japan’s Shinichiro Morishita and Chinese Taipei’s strong 20-year-old Kan Chia Wei.
List of the winners in the Kapolri Cup
Women’s 48kg: Josie Gabuco, Philippines
Women’s 51kg: Nguyen Thi Tam, Vietnam
Women’s 54kg: Lin Yu Ting, Chinese Taipei
Women’s 57kg: Nesthy Petecio, Philippines
Women’s 60kg: Sudaporn Seesondee, Thailand
Women’s 64kg: Ella Boot, Australia
Men’s 46kg: Juandi Abas, Indonesia
Men’s 49kg: Ramel Macado, Philippines
Men’s 52kg: Ryusei Baba, Japan
Men’s 56kg: Orlando Limehelu, Indonesia
Men’s 60kg: Gresti Alfons, Indonesia
Men’s 64kg: Ryo Nakai, Japan
Men’s 69kg: Shinichiro Morishita, Japan
Men’s 75kg: Kan Chia Wei, Chinese Taipei
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