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AIBA announces first world rankings for women

19 Apr 2012
Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is very pleased to announce today its brand new Women's World Ranking. In an historic year for women's boxing, with the discipline making its debut at the Olympic Games in London, AIBA wanted to further promote the development of the sport by offering a points and performance based ranking system.

This very first edition includes the results at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Barbados 2010, the AIBA Youth Women's World Boxing Championships Antalya 2011, the European Women's Boxing Championships Rotterdam 2011, the 2012 American Women's Championships and the 2012 Asian Women's Championships.

“Launching the AIBA Women's World Ranking makes me really proud,” said AIBA President Dr Wu Ching-Kuo. “I have always been convinced that the future of our sport will be led by women's participation. Boxing is growing very fast and I cannot wait to witness the first women boxers competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games."

At the upcoming 7th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012 from May 9-20, the AIBA Seeding Commission will review all current rankings and approve the seeding immediately after the general weigh-in and before the official draw. It will be the only qualifying event for London 2012.

Female boxers aged 17 to 34 compete in 10 weight categories: 45-48 kg (Flyweight), 51 kg (Bantamweight), 54 kg (Featherweight), 57 kg (Lightweight), 60 kg (Light Welterweight), 64 kg (Welterweight), 69 kg (Middleweight), 75 kg (Light heavyweight), 81 kg (Heavyweight) and 81+ kg (Super Heavyweight).

The three weight categories for London 2012 are: 48-51kg, 57-60kg and 69-75kg. With 24 quotas places (eight in each weight category) up for grabs, this 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships is sure to be fiercely competitive.

Women's Top 3, Effective Date: APRIL 1, 2012

45-48kg: 1, Steluta Duta (Romania); 2, Lynsey Holdaway (Wales); 3, Svetlana Gnevanova (Russia).

51kg: 1, Ren Cancan (China); 2, Nicola Adams (England); 3, Alice Kate Aparri (Philippines).

54kg: 1, Elena Savelyeva (Russia); 2, Nesthy Petecio (Philippines); 3, Ayse Tas (Turkey).

57kg: 1, Tassamalee Thongjan (Thailand); 2, Yang Yanzi (China); 3, Yun Kum Ju (DPR Korea)

60kg: 1, Katie Taylor (Ireland); 2, Dong Cheng (China); 3, Karolina Graczyk (Poland).

64kg: 1, Gulsum Tatar (Turkey); 2, Anastasia Belyakova (Russia); 3, Vera Slugina (Russia).

69kg: 1, Marichelle De Jong (Netherlands); 2, Andrecia Wasson (USA); 3, Lauren Price (Wales).

75kg: 1, Mary Spencer (Canada); 2, Nadezhada Torlopova (Russia); 3, Li Jinzi (China)

81kg: 1, Yuan Meiqing (China); 2, Timea Nagy (Hungary); 3, Yaduz Mamatkulova (Kazakhstan).

81+kg: 1, Li Yunfei (China); 2, Semsi Yarali (Turkey); 3, Kavita (India).

Source: www.aiba.org
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