Hu Meiyi, Cai Weiqi and Liu Yuhang progressed in the Chinese Women’s Youth National Championships
The Chinese Boxing Federation arranged many activities in the recent months in national level and their next competition, the Women’s Youth National Boxing Championships was held in Qianan which is located in Hebei Province of the country. China’s outstanding future hopes as ASBC medallists Hu Meiyi, Cai Weiqi and Liu Yuhang all were in world class shape in Qianan.
Qianan hosted the 2016 edition of the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event on March in that year. The best boxers of that competition qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games therefore Asia’s cream attended in Qianan. The city also hosted several Chinese National Championships for various age groups and both genders in the previous years.
Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 were eligible to attend in the Chinese Women’s Youth National Boxing Championships. The goal of the women’s youth national team is the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held on April 10-24, 2021 in Poland’s Kielce. Altogether 94 girls attended in the Chinese Women’s Youth National Championships in Qianan.
The Chinese girls won four silver and two bronze medals in the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships and those who were born in 2002, will be attending also in the upcoming Youth National Championships. Their younger age group, their women’s junior boxers attended in the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships with strong successes, their team claimed one gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the United Arab Emirates.
The Chinese girls reached several top results at the light flyweight (48kg) in the recent years therefore the importance of the category was high in the Youth National Championships. Zhejiang’s Xu Zoufang and Guangdong’s ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships quarter-finalist Ma Yutong advanced to the final. Xu exceeded her previous level in the title contest and claimed gold medal against her well-experienced rival.
Hu Meiyi achieved silver medal at the light flyweight (48kg) in the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. Shanghai’s pride is one of the top Chinese women hopes for the upcoming years and defeated all of her main rivals at the flyweight (51kg) including Fujian’s ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Deng Lanping and Zhejiang’s Li Yu.
Shanghai’s second gold medal was achieved by Tian Yuan who defeated Henan’s Zhang Lijun in the final of the bantamweight (54kg) while Sichuan’s Xu Jiayi achieved only bronze medal in Qianan. Fujian’s ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Cai Weiqi amazed once again and claimed her next national title after beating Henan’s Li Jiaqian at the featherweight (57kg).
Jilin’s Liu Xinyue was the favourite against Shanxi’s Liu Longmei and she accomplished her target taking the gold medal of the lightweight (60kg) in Qianan. Hebei Province’s Wang Xiaoyu felt the support of the local environment and controlled her final against Inner Mongolia’s Yi Rigui at the light welterweight (64kg).
Shandong’s defending ASBC Asian Junior Champion Liu Yuhang is another top future hope who defeated Shanxi’s Yuan Haini at the welterweight (69kg) and earned her next gold medal. Hubei’s ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Buridu was too experienced for Ningxia’s Wang Xiaomeng at the middleweight (75kg). Inner Mongolia’s Zhang Jing achieved the last title in Qianan where she was too strong for Xinjiang’s Abidai Abolikemu at the heavyweight (+81kg).
List of the winners in the Chinese Women’s Youth National Championships
48kg: Xu Zoufang
51kg: Hu Meiyi
54kg: Tian Yuan
57kg: Cai Weiqi
60kg: Liu Xinyue
64kg: Wang Xiaoyu
69kg: Liu Yuhang
+81kg: Zhang Jing
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