Two titleholders and seven debutants are in the Team Kazakhstan at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
The 10th edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be starting in India next week and the head coach of the Kazakh national team Mr. Vadim Prysiazhniuk selected their final travelling team to New Delhi. Kazakhstan’s strong delegation contains high number of debutants in the competition but two of their titleholders will be also there in the start of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
The Indian capital New Delhi is the host at the second time of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships after 2006. The first competition day is November 15 and many of the teams are already arrived to the venue to acclimatize with the final training camp but Kazakhstan prepared at home with strong training sessions in the recent two months.
Kazakhstan claimed four gold medals in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and they are among the best teams in the globe. Kazakhstan will have maximum number of 10 boxers from the light flyweight (48kg) up to the heavyweight (+81kg) in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
The Nations Women’s Cup, the Shuchinsk International Women’s Tournament, the National Championships, the Republic of Kazakhstan President’s Cup, the Asian Games and the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament were their main preparation events before the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
In the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships only Zhaina Shekerbekova, Dina Zholaman and Lazzat Kungeibayeva attended among their current team members. There are seven new faces in comparison to the last 2016 Astana edition but their team contains high number of experienced international stage female boxers in spite of their young ages.
Dina Zholaman and Lazzat Kungeibayeva will be travelling to New Delhi as titleholders of the bantamweight (54kg) and the heavyweight (+81kg) and both boxers have got chance to defend their thrones. Zhaina Shekerbekova claimed bronze medal in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and she qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as well. Following her gold medal at the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament she is among the favourites at the flyweight (51kg).
Aigerim Kasenayeva is only 22 and she replaced Alua Balkybekova in the team but has been competing in the international events since 2015. Nazym Ishchanova claimed bronze medal at the Taipei 2015 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships and she is planning a breakthrough among the elite boxers in New Delhi.
Karina Ibragimova replaced Asian Games competitor Rimma Volosenko at the lightweight (60kg) and she won the gold medal in the strong Silesian Women’s Open Tournament in Poland two months ago where she defeated Russia’s AIBA Women’s World Champion star Anastasia Beliakova in the final. The 22-year-old Ibragimova could be a new sensation in the upcoming AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Fariza Shaltay has done also a superb job in the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament in Poland and her skills are now enough strong to win medal at the light heavyweight (81kg) in New Delhi. Milana Safronova defeated ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Madina Nurshayeva in the final of the Kazakh Women’s National Championships and she received the right at the very first time to attend in a top event. Akerke Bakhytzhan (69kg) and Aida Ondash (75kg) are also debutants in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Kazakhstan’s team in the upcoming AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
48kg: Aigerim Kasenayeva
51kg: Zhaina Shekerbekova
54kg: Dina Zholaman
57kg: Nazym Ishchanova
60kg: Karina Ibragimova
64kg: Milana Safronova
69kg: Akerke Bakhytzhan
75kg: Aida Ondash
81kg: Fariza Shaltay
+81kg: Lazzat Kungeibayeva
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