AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Boxing Championships in Budapest (Hungary) – August 21/31, 201821 August 2018
Europe represented by 28 countries. Men and women for the first time at once
In Budapest (Hungary), one of the most beatiful cities in Europe, will be held the AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Boxing Championships, from August 21st to 31st. For the first time, men and women are competing at once, after 19 men’s editions (the 5th after changing of title and age) and 4th women’s, played in various locations. The last edition of Men’s Championships took place in St Petersburg (Russia) in November 2016, while Women’s one was held in Gawahati (India) last November. Numbers of this edition confirm the general interest for the constrantly growing youth field: in Budapest will be 65 nations. A significant leap forward.
The number of boxers is impressive: 359. Curiously: five countries have entered only women athletes (Finland, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, PYF). The matches will start on Tuesday 21st at Duna Arena (5000-capacity).The Competition Schedule is:August 21/25: Preliminaries; August 26/27: Quarterfinals; August 28 Semifinals (20 matches); August 29: Rest day; August 30/31: Finals (5 men’s and 5 women’s matches a day).
In 2008 in Guadalajara (Mexico), there was the first edition with Youth Men title (17/18 years). The other five are: Baku (Azerbaijan) 2010, Yerevan (Armenia) 2012, Sofia (Bulgaria) 2014, St Petersburg (Russia) 2016. Women editions are: Antalya (Turkey) 2011, Albena (Bulgaria) 2013, Taipei (Taiwan) 2015, Gawahati (India) 2017, where the home tean won 5 golds and 2 bronzes.
Reigning Champions: Men – Sachin (IND), Tsutsumi (JAP), Castro (USA), Johnson (USA), Erdemir (TUR), Akhmedov (KAZ), Hutchinson (SCO), Morrell (CUB), Pero (CUB) e Huni (AUS). Women – Nitu (IND), Jyoti (IND), Sakshi (IND), Copra (IND), Im Aeji (KOR), Boro (IND), Ortiz (USA), Shamonova (RUS), Begdilda (KAZ), Tkacheva (RUS). Only 2 of them, Nitu (IND) and Sakshi (IND), are entered in this edition.