Kazakhstan’s new National Champion Vladislava Kukhta bowed out a strong Turkish boxer at the Nations Women’s Cup on Day2
The second competition day of the new 10th edition of the Nations Women’s Cup was held in Sombor which is located in the Northern part of Serbia. Kazakhstan’s newly crowned National Champion Vladislava Kukhta eliminated a strong Turkish boxer at the women’s elite featherweight (57kg) on Day2.
The competition is the first international tournament in 2021 where one of our Asian boxing powers, Kazakhstan returned to with their best women boxers. The Nations Women’s Cup is a strong international female competition where the schoolgirls, junior, youth and elite boxers all can attend in Sombor.
The 10th edition of the Nations Women’s Cup is the first challenge for the girls in the new year where several of the top nations including Russia, Turkey, Morocco and Belarus are also among the participating countries besides to Kazakhstan. The Nations Women’s Cup is a preparation event before the next Olympic Boxing Qualifying Events.
Kazakhstan’s Vladislava Kukhta claimed medals in the international youth events in 2016 and in 2017 and following that she needed a few years to achieve something impressive among the elite boxers. The featherweight (57kg) boxer earned gold medal in the last edition of the Kazakhstan Women’s National Championships beating all of her top local rivals. Kukhta received the right to attend in the Nations Women’s Cup and she has done an outstanding performance against Turkey’s Hatice Akbas. Her Turkish opponent was experienced but Kukhta used the best tactic and won the bout by unanimous decision.
Kazakhstan’s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist Marina Volnova returned to the sport one and half year ago and has done strong performance in the national events. She claimed bronze at the Bocskai Memorial Tournament one year ago but in the Nations Women’s Cup she was defeated by Belarus’ AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Viktoriya Kebikava. Kazakhstan’s third boxer, who was in action in Sombor on Day2, 21-year-old Zhansaya Baltabekova had a surprise loss to Czech Republic’s promising Vendula Sedlackova.
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