Chinese Taipei is gearing up to host AIBA Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships

03 April 2015 News
AIBA Women's Junior and Youth Boxing Championships 2015 Press Conference

AIBA Women’s Junior and Youth Boxing Championships 2015 Press Conference

With just six weeks to go until the 2015 AIBA Women’s Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships, a press conference was held at the Ministry of Sports Conference Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan. Taipei City will be the venue for the Championships from May 14 ­ 24, and a number of boxing VIP dignitaries attended the press conference. AIBA President Dr Ching­Kuo Wu, Chinese Taipei Boxing National Federation President Lee Wu­Nan, Sports Administration, Ministry of Education Director Ho Jow­Fei, Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee President Lin Hong­Dao and Chinese Taipei Sports Federation President Chang Chao­Kuo were all in attendance. Signifying the occasion of the event, AIBA President Dr Ching­Kuo Wu, spoke enthusiastically about the event and the rise of Women’s Boxing in the Olympic Games. An announcement was also made by Dr. Wu that AIBA had invited Irish Boxer and Olympic Boxing Gold medalist Katie Taylor and her father to be a special ambassador for the event. The President finished proceedings by sharing his pride at the event taking place in his hometown, his excitement at a very successful Championships to come, while wishing all boxers good health and spirit. In front of a full house of sports representatives, journalists, and TV news networks, a promotional video was shown featuring Taiwan’s 75kg boxer, Chen Nien Chin, training ahead the competition. This was followed by an introduction of the competition by NF President Lee Wu Nan, while additional NF Presidents spoke in support of the event, the importance of Boxing in Asia and holding international sporting events of this magnitude. An introduction of women boxers from Taiwan’s National Team, led by Chen Nien Chin followed, who spoke briefly about the pressures of this event, and how she would like to win a gold medal not only for her, but her team and all of Chinese Taipei. The boxer also spoke about her dreams of competing in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, while her coach followed with words of support. Don’t forget you can keep up with all of the action by following AIBA on Facebook and Twitter.

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