Choudhary, Uktamova, Ishjonov, Samadov and Zokirov won their weight categories at the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament
The second part of the finals were held in the fifth competition day at the first edition of the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament in Montenegro. Besides to India’s Arundhati Choudhary, four Uzbeks as Nigina Uktamova, Ibrokhim Ishjonov, Amirshokh Samadov and Jakhongir Zokirov won their weight categories today.
India’s ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champions as Vinka and Sanamacha Chanu Thokchom, furthermore Uzbekistan’s Farzona Fozilova achieved three gold medals for Asia in the first part of the finals on Day4. Uzbekistan and India won five more titles in the fifth competition day which meant Asia achieved eight gold medals in the strong event.
The women’s flyweight (51kg), the bantamweight (54kg), the featherweight (57kg), the light welterweight (64kg), and the welterweight (69kg) boxers were in action in the fifth day of boxing. Nine out of the ten male weight categories fought for the titles in the last competition day in Montenegro.
The Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament was a preparation event for the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held in Kielce, Poland on April 10-24 according to the current plans. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 were able to attend in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships therefore the local organizers in Budva decided to schedule the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament for the same age group.
Powerful nations as Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, India, Georgia, Finland and Bulgaria all sent their top teams to the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament. The best Indian female and male boxers were there in the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament and reached top results. Head coach of the Uzbek team Mr. Hamid Tangribergenov selected eight women and fourteen youth male boxers following the training camps.
Uzbekistan’s Youth National Cup winner 17-year-old Ibrokhim Ishjonov competed in several international events in the recent one and half year and used his impressive footwork to reach another top result. Ishjonov met in the final of the men’s light flyweight (49kg) with Ukraine’s Dmytro Pashchenko and controlled all of the three rounds taking the first Uzbek male gold medal.
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Amirshokh Samadov eliminated Ukraine’s Mykhailo Ulanskyi in the semi-finals of the heavyweight (91kg) and he had to meet for the title with a Russian boxer. Samadov prepared for a hard battle against EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Ramazan Dadayev and kept the focus until the very end of the bout achieving Uzbekistan’s next gold.
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Junior Champion Jakhongir Zokirov joined to the youth age group in January 2020 and since then he had several big results. He achieved silver medal in their Elite National Championships last November and proved his best once again at the super heavyweight (+91kg). Zokirov eliminated Russia’s Ivan Onishchenko and Bulgaria’s Zlatin Ilchev during his road to the final. The top Uzbek did not give any chance to Ukraine’s Vasyl Tkachuk in the title contest and won his next gold medal. Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Women’s Junior Champion Nigina Uktamova delivered a top result in the female featherweight (57kg) final where she defeated Montenegro’s three-time European Champion Bojana Gojkovic. Asia’s eighth gold medal in the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament was taken by Arundhati Choudhary of India who became too strong for Ukraine’s Maryna Stoiko at the women’s welterweight (69kg).
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