The dream finals are realized in different weight classes at the Volnova Prizes Women’s Tournament
The important fourth competition day was held in the Volnova Prizes Women’s Tournament in Kazakhstan’s capital city in Astana where the winners advanced to the finals. Following the amazing semi-finals the dream finals are realized in several categories especially at the light flyweight (48kg), at the bantamweight (54kg), at the lightweight (60kg) and at the middleweight (75kg).
Astana hosted the 2016 edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and the 2010 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships. The Volnova Prizes Women’s Tournament is a new event in the international boxing map and many top nations are using it as preparation for the upcoming Bangkok ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships.
Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kasenayeva had a close success at the light flyweight (48kg)
Kazakhstan’s Aigerim Kasenayeva has got strong experiences from the international events but she had such a tough semi-final in Astana. The young Kazakh talent had to face with Uzbekistan’s No.2 Fotimakhon Tursunboyeva who also attended in various international events. The Kazakh boxer used her strong stamina to beat her quick Uzbek rival and advanced to the final of the event winning the bout by split decision. Mongolia’s 19-year-old Mungunsaran Balsan impressed in the quarter-finals but she lost to Kazakhstan’s Alua Balkybekova in the second semi-finals of the Volnova Prizes Women’s Tournament.
Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay advanced to the final of the flyweight (51kg) where she will be meeting with Ukraine’s Rio 2016 Olympian Tetiana Kob
Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay was two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion at the light flyweight (48kg) and she is trying to reach the same strong results at the Olympic flyweight (51kg) as well. The Kazakh star used her unpredictable footwork and counter-attacking style against Mongolia’s AIBA Women’s Junior World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Enkhjargal Munguntsetseg in their semi-final. Her main national rival New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Zhaina Shekerbekova was unable to box in the semi-finals which means Kyzaibay have to face for the title with Ukraine’s Rio 2016 Olympian Tetiana Kob.
Kazakhstan’s AIBA Women’s World Champion Dina Zholaman is finalist at the bantamweight (54kg)
Kazakhstan’s Astana 2016 AIBA Women’s World Champion Dina Zholaman returned in top form and showed her strength in the Volnova Prizes Women’s Tournament. The 27-year-old bantamweight (54kg) boxer eliminated one of her main national rivals Rano Parkhatova in the quarter-finals. Zholaman was smaller than AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Balaussa Muzdiman of Almaty Region in the semi-final of the category but she was able to dominate their fight with her tough combinations. Kazakhstan’s pride will be meeting also with a Ukrainian rival for the gold medal, experienced Ivanna Krupeniya.
The dream final realized at the lightweight (60kg) in Astana
Kazakhstan’s favourite New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Karina Ibragimova had tougher semi-final than she expected as Sandugash Abilkhan was a competitive rival in Astana. The Taraz-based opponent tried to reduce the fighting distance against the taller Ibragimova who had to use up all of her experiences to beat Abilkhan in the semi-final. Kazakhstan’s another experienced boxer in this category Rimma Volosenko was too strong for Mongolia’s AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Namuun Monkhor and the dream final realized in Astana.
Kazakhstan’s Nadezhda Ryabets has done strong debut in the elite level
Kazakhstan’s Nadezhda Ryabets was AIBA Women’s Junior World Champion, ASBC Asian Youth Champion and she claimed bronze medal at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The 18-year-old boxer had to meet with her main youth rival from last year, ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion Guzal Sadykova. The Kostanay-based Ryabets impressed in their semi-final and delivered one of her best ever performances which meant she eliminated her same young rival in Astana. Ryabets will be meeting for the title of the Volnova Prizes Women’s Tournament with Kazakhstan’s New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships competitor Aida Ondash.
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