Lin, six other Asians coast to QFs after Day 6 of World Championships
Chinese Taipei’s national star Lin Yu-ting and six other Asian fighters came up with convincing victories in the sixth day of preliminaries to barge into the quarterfinals of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
The 26-year-old Lin, a former world champion and a two-time Asian winner, maximized her reach advantage in her third bout against the younger Im Ae Ji of South Korea to seize a 4-1 triumph and close in on the medal rounds in the featherweight (57kg) division.
“The South Korean boxer was a good and young opponent, therefore I had to do my very best today. I know my next Brazilian rival and she is not an easy opponent but I am sure my skills are enough to beat her and take a medal in Istanbul,” said Lin, who is set to face Jucielen Romeu next.
Meanwhile, 2018 bronze medalist Karina Ibragimova of Kazakhstan crushed Jennifer Fernandez Romero of Spain, 5-0 and Sitora Turdibekova of Uzbekistan thrashed Minerva Montiel of Paraguay, 5-0, in the same weight class.
Manisha Moun of India tainted the unbeaten record of Bulgaria’s Svetlana Staneva this year via a 4-1 win and Mongolia’s 22-year-old bet Monkhor Namuun overcame Johana Carolina Gomez Landaeta of Venezuela, 4-1, in the other featherweight bouts.
India’s former back-to-back youth world titlist Nitu Ghanghas waylaid Spain’s Marta Lopez Del Arbol, 5-0, while Kazakhstan’s two-time bronze medalist Alua Balkybekova battered Serbia’s Snezana Siljkovic, 5-0, in the minimumweight (48kg) category.
The quarterfinals are on May 16 followed by a rest day on 17 before the semifinals on 18 and finals on 19-20.
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