Tokyo Olympians – Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki defeated AIBA Women’s World Champions in the recent three years

The Tokyo Olympic Games is ahead of us the re-scheduled event will be held in Japan between July 23 and August 8. The Asian Boxing Confederation introduces our quota holders firstly the women boxers who qualified already to Tokyo through the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which was held in Amman, Jordan on March 2020.

Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki was born in Narita City, China Prefecture on August 18 in 1998 and began boxing at the age of 15 in 2013. Her coach is Mr. Keichi Yada at the Boxing Club of Japan Self-Defence Force Physical Training School where she trains 25 hours in a week to accomplish her goals.

Japan’s new sensation won her first national events in the high school level in 2014 and in 2015. She competed out of Japan at the very first time in the Balkan Women’s Youth Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 2015 where she won the gold medal at the youth flyweight (51kg).

Namiki won all of her high school events before she joined to the elite age group in 2017 where her first result was a silver medal at the Japanese National Sports Festival. Her first big achievement was the gold medal at the 2018 Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup where she defeated Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA Women’s World Champion Nazym Kyzaibay and Thailand’s No.1 Chuthamat Raksat.

She defeated Uzbekistan’s Aziza Yokubova, Turkey’s Busenaz Cakiroglu, Ireland’s Ceire Smith and Brazil’s Grazieli Souza at the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Namiki advanced to the semi-finals short after her 20th birthday and despite of her loss to Kazakhstan’s Olympian Zhaina Shekerbekova, she claimed a valuable bronze medal in New Delhi.

Namiki earned gold medal at the 2019 Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Khabarovsk and returned to Russia to compete at the annual AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which took place in Ulan-Ude. She defeated Kazakhstan’s Nazym Kyzaibay once again, Serbia’s Nina Radovanovic before she was eliminated by DPR Korea’s defending AIBA Women’s World Champion Pang Chol Mi.

She defeated her main national rival, Sana Kawano in the Japanese Women’s National Olympic Trials which guaranteed her place in the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event. Namiki impressed in Amman, she defeated Mongolia’s Lutsaikhan Altantsetseg, Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong and Chinese Taipei’s AIBA Women’s World Champion Huang Hsiao Wen. Namiki had a fantastic final against China’s Chang Yuan in the Qualifiers which was won by her opponent by split decision.

Personal biography
Name: Tsukimi Namiki
Country : Japan
Gender : Woman
Date of birth : 17/08/1998
Height : 153cm
Weight category : 51kg
Residence : Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture
Stance : Southpaw
Best achievements:
2020 – Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event (Amman, JOR) – Silver
2019 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (Ulan-Ude, RUS) – 5th place
2019 – Korotkov Memorial Tournament (Khabarovsk, RUS) – Gold
2018 – AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships (New Delhi, IND) – Bronze
2018 – Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup (Astana, KAZ) – Gold

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