Mongolia’s Namuun Monkhor and Tajikistan’s Mizhgona Samadova earned gold medals at the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament

The 18th edition of the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament was held in the city of Nizhnevartovsk, Russia in the recent days. The event was one of the last international tournaments of the busy year and the Asian boxer claimed two gold medals in Nizhnevartovsk. Mongolia’s Namuun Monkhor and Tajikistan’s Mizhgona Samadova earned gold medals in the Russian international event.

Altogether 34 female and 105 male boxers attended for the 19 available female and male titles in Nizhnevartovsk, Russian Federation. Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chile, Cyprus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, host Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Zimbabwe sent their boxers to the competition.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan competed with young and strong boxers in the event strengthening the Asian continent in Nizhnevartovsk. The World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament was a money prize event and six female, furthermore thirteen male champions have been crowned after the fifth competition day.

Tajikistan’s Mizhgona Samadova achieved bronze medal at the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Women’s Elite Boxing Championships and impressed in Nizhnevartovsk. The 23-year-old boxer has got four years of experiences in the international stage and proved her very best at the featherweight (57kg).

Samadova eliminated Mongolia’s Erdenedalai Michidmaa, Poland’s Monika Serafin and Russia’s Malika Shakhidova during her road to the gold medal contest. The Tajik girl faced with another Mongolian boxer in the final, Mungunsaran Balsan and she has done strong job to win this weight class taking her next top result.

Mongolia sent mostly girls to the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament and among them Namuun Monkhor was the best. The 22-year-old boxer achieved bronze medals in the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships and AIBA Women’s Junior World Boxing Championships during her previous career.

Monkhor joined to the elite national team in 2018 and the young Mongolian progressed year by year and reached the level of the best boxers. Monkhor defeated Tajikistan’s ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships bronze medallist Shoira Zulkaynarova, Russia’s Karina Kuzheleva and Chile’s ex-Italian Valentina Bustamante at the women’s lightweight (60kg). Kyrgyzstan’s national coaches as Aybek Baysayakov and Akyikat Abayev selected a young team to the event and among them two boxers achieved bronze medals in Nizhnevartovsk. Youth National Champion Askat Kultayev (63.5kg) won important contests and achieved his first bronze in an international tournament where another 19-year-old Kyrgyz talent, Bakyt Toktosun Uulu (86kg) reached the same result.

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