Zhanna Baskayeva started with a quick success on the opening day of the Kazakhstan Women’s National Championships in Astana

The new edition of the Kazakhstan Women’s National Boxing Championships started with its first competition day in Astana where top bouts to be expected between the stars. Kostanay’s Gulmira Baymanova opened the whole competition with a success on Day1 and following that their experienced Zhanna Baskayeva also opened her campaign with a triumph.
Astana hosted the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in May 2016 and all of their stars will be attending in the national event. The event is the first selection for the Kazakh boxers for the upcoming AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which will be taking place in India in November.
Kostanay’s Gulmira Baymanova joined to the elite age group only in January and following her youth and junior experiences she began her road in Astana with a success at the bantamweight (54kg). The 19-year-old Kostanay-based boxer, who attended in the Nations Women’s Cup in Serbia four months ago, eliminated Karagandy’s Dinara Zhamirova using her stamina to advance to the next stage in the event.
Mangystau region’s Zhanna Baskayeva won the 2015 edition of the Kazakhstan Women’s National Championships at the featherweight (57kg) but now she competes one category higher in Astana. Baskayeva, who was quarter-finalist in the Wulanchabu 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships, spent only a short time in the ring against Aktau’s Aiya Tolepbayeva when the referee confirmed her RSC success.
Akmola region’s Zhansaya Baltabekova was member of the Kazakh youth national team in 2017 and attended in various international competitions out of her country. The 19-year-old talented boxer claimed bronze medal in the Guwahati 2017 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and she is attending in her first elite event in Astana. Baltabekova started well against Madina Kumash in the national event and won their bout by RSC in the second round.
Taraz-based Sandugash Abilkhan is also a 19-year-old talent in Kazakhstan’s boxing life who joined to the elites this year. The Ahmet Comert Youth Tournament bronze medallist boxer moved up to the light welterweight (64kg) but she had enough strength to beat a more experienced rival, Almaty’s Natalia Tarasenko.

List of the titleholders in the Kazakhstan Women’s National Championships
48kg: Alua Balkybekova
51kg: Nazym Kyzaibay
54kg: Dina Zholaman
57kg: Nazym Ishchanova
60kg: Rimma Volosenko
64kg: Madina Nurshayeva
69kg: Valentina Khalzova
75kg: Dariga Shakimova
81kg: Moldir Bazarbayeva
+81kg: Lazzat Kungeibayeva