IOCOlympic Games News
Date : 17 Oct 2018
Four Thai boxers reach YOG finals Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 17, 2018: Boxers from 14 countries have fought their way through to the 13 finals in men’s and women’s competitions at the Youth Olympic Games, reports the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Thailand will have the most boxers of any nation in the finals with four representatives. Kazakhstan, Russia and Great Britain will all have three boxers each. Tuesday’s action at the Oceania Pavilion saw 26 gruelling semi-final bouts in a day to remember, and 26 boxers now stand just three rounds away from gold after the semi-finals in all 13 women’s and men’s weight categories. A packed Oceania Pavilion witnessed the impressive performance of all boxers proving the immense talent of the new generation of boxing champions. Despite being one of the world’s strongest boxing powerhouses, Mexico is not used to achieving good results in women’s boxing. But the future of the Azteca female team seems to be in good hands after the astonishing performance of Jennifer Carrillo in the women’s featherweight (57kg) category. The Mexican defeated New Zealand’s Te Mania Shelford-Edmonds after the referee stopped the contest to protect the Kiwi athlete. Elsewhere, in the men’s light heavyweight (81kg) category, Russian rising star Ruslan Kolesnikov is just one bout away from becoming Youth Continental, World and Olympic champion, all in a single year. Kolesnikov, who delivered an impressive knockout on his first appearance at the Oceania Pavilion, delighted the fans again with another well-rounded victory against Uzbekistan’s talented Timur Merjanov to reach the final.
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