Yodgoroy Mirzaeva won the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Cup and secured her place for the Qualifiers

The Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Cup was a parallel event with their Youth National Cup in the city of Namangan where 84 boxers fought for the medals. Uzbekistan’s Rio 2016 Olympian Yodgoroy Mirzaeva continued her winning path in the national event where the next generation impressed.  

The competition was a selection event for the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event in Uzbekistan therefore all of their top women boxers attended in the competition. Boxers who were born in between 1980-2001 were also eligible to attend in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Cup and their new teenage hopes also shined in Namangan.  

Namangan’s Gulasal Sultonalieva delivered a sensational success over her Kazakh opponent in the first round of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude which increased her mental skills. The 20-year-old light flyweight (48kg) boxer was confident against her main national rival and defeated Fotimakhon Tursunboyeva once again.

Tashkent’s Tursunoy Rakhimova also won fights in the recent editions of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and continued her winning path in the national events where she was too strong for Andizhan’s Aziza Yokubova. Samarkand’s Nasiba Khairullayeva was involved to the elite level following her youth successes and the 18-year-old talent won her first title after beating Farangiz Khoshimova.

Yodgoroy Mirzaeva is Uzbekistan’s best female boxer who could qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and claimed three bronze medals in the recent editions of the ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships. The 23-year-old featherweight (57kg) boxer defeated all of her four rivals in the national event including Makhliyo Khabibullayeva in the final.

Tashkent’s Raykhona Kodirova is an experienced lightweight (60kg) boxer who has been attending in the international events since 2015 and became the champion of the category once again. Ziyoda Yarashova is an 18-year-old talent who claimed bronze medal in the ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships on November and now she got her first elite national title against Andizhan’s Mavluda Valijonova.

Dzhizak’s Maftunakhon Melieva moved up to the welterweight (69kg) due the possibility of the Olympic Games and had to meet with her main national rival, Shakhnoza Yunusova in an important selection bout. The 22-year-old Melieva was slightly better than her Namangan-based opponent and won the title of the weight class which means she is near to compete for Uzbekistan in the upcoming Olympic Qualifiers.

Kashkadarya’s Mavluda Mavlonova attended in the recent three AIBA competitions in spite of the fact she is only 20-year-old and kept her national throne at the middleweight (75kg) after her success over Dilorom Najimova. Dildora Saidullayeva is also a teenager in our sport and following her youth national titles, she impressed at the heavyweight (81kg) using her strength in Namangan.

Ferghana’s Mokhira Abdullaeva moved up two categories and attended in the heavyweight (+81kg) at the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Cup. In the absence of ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Guzal Ismatova, she used the chance to beat all of her three rivals in the national competition.

List of the winners in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Cup

48kg: Gulasal Sultonalieva
51kg: Tursunoy Rakhimova
54kg: Nasiba Khairullayeva
57kg: Yodgoroy Mirzaeva
60kg: Raykhona Kodirova
64kg: Ziyoda Yarashova
69kg: Maftunakhon Melieva
75kg: Mavluda Mavlonova
81kg: Dildora Saidullayeva
+81kg: Mokhira Abdullaeva

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