Star Pang Chol Mi leads the North Korean team in the upcoming AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
The North Korean team is ready to show their top skills in the upcoming AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which will be starting in New Delhi, India on November 15. The four-strong team contains only medal contenders in New Delhi and involved also flyweight (51kg) star Pang Chol Mi.
DPR Korea had impressive medal record in the recent nine editions of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships with the total of 21 podium places since 2001. Their female boxers claimed 7 gold medals, 7 silvers and also 7 bronze medals since the first Scranton edition. The North Koreans are No.4 in the Overall Medal Ranking of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships behind Russia, China and India.
Besides to their national events the North Korean boxers attended in the Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Russia and in the Ulaanbaatar Box Cup in Mongolia. Their team took two silvers and one bronze medal in the women part of the Asian Games in Jakarta and all of their three medallists will be there in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Kim Hyang Mi, who began boxing in 2002, claimed silver medal in the 2013 Taipei City Box Cup which was her first international success during her career. The 28-year-old boxer achieved also silver in the Ho Chi Minh City 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships at the light flyweight (48kg).
Asian Games silver medallist Pang Chol Mi is one of the best boxers at the flyweight (51kg) who showed her potential in the international level in the recent two years. The 24-year-old boxer, who trains in the Kumgangsan Boxing Club in Jongju, had virtuoso technique and she was named as gold medal contender in New Delhi. Pang was unlucky in her recent three finals, lost them by split decisions but she is ready to beat all of her rivals in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Jo Son Hwa, who trains also in the Kumgangsan Boxing Club as Pang Chol Mi, reached strong national results in 2017 and in 2018 therefore the North Korean head coach selected her to the team only in the recent months. The 28-year-old featherweight (57kg) boxer defeated three strong rivals in the Asian Games and lost to only China’s Yin Junhua in the final of the Jakarta event which was a hectic bout.
The fourth team member of the North Korean delegation will be Choe Hye Song who began boxing in 2003 at the age of 12 and she is also a medal contender in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 27-year-old lightweight (60kg) boxer acquired a bronze medal in the Jakarta 2018 Asian Games and another bronze in the Ho Chi Minh City 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships.
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