Croatia’s duo Sara Kos and Marija Malenica both won key contests in the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament on Day303 September 2020
Nineteen bouts were held at the third competition day of the 15th edition of the Silesian Women’s Open Boxing Tournament in Gliwice, Poland. Croatia’s lightweight (60kg) duo Sara Kos-Beram and Marija Malenica both won their contests on Day3 in the Polish international event.
The Silesian Women’s Open Tournament is holding until September 6 and the event is the first international competition since March. The Silesian Women’s Open Tournament is streamed from Day3 until the finals by the Tylko Sport Telewizja Internetowa in the vimeo.com channel.
The 15th Silesian Women’s Open Boxing Tournament holds for the elite, youth and junior female boxers in Gliwice. The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Gliwice. The first edition of the Silesian Women’s Open Boxing Tournament was held in 2006.
The bout of the day
Poland’s Wiktoria Rogalinska claimed bronze medal at the Sofia 2019 EUBC European Women’s Youth Boxing Championships which is her career highlight until today. The 19-year-old Polish boxer joined to the elite competitions this year and arrived to Gliwice in strong physical conditions. She moved up to the bantamweight (54kg) which is relatively not enough strong as the Olympic flyweight (51kg) to acclimatize to the level of the elite boxers. Rogalinska met with another Polish future hope Angelika Krysztoforska who competed in the EUBC European U22 Boxing Championships. Rogalinska is younger but her strength controlled their fight in Gliwice which was an important selection bout between them.
The surprise of the day
Poland’s and BKS Skorpion Szczecin’s strength, Natalia Waliczek competed already in women’s junior events in 2017 and she attended also international competitions. The 18-year-old boxer was the favourite for the gold at the youth light flyweight (48kg) in Gliwice but she suffered an unexpected loss to Natalia Kuczewska who has less experiences in the boxing events.
Poland’s Sandra Kruk was silver medallist at the Qinhuangdao 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships but she is still in top form after many years in the national team. Kruk is smaller at the featherweight (57kg) than most of her opponents but she uses aggressive attacks to reduce the fighting distance. Kruk, who was involved to the national team still in 2009, stopped her local rival Martyna Zagorska winning the bout by RSC.
Croatia’s Sara Kos-Beram impressed in the European Shadowboxing Challenge on May and continued her strong preparations during the summer period. The 25-year-old lightweight (60kg) boxer controlled all of the rounds against Poland’s Anna Knapik and advanced to the next round of the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament. Her fellow, Nations Women’s Cup winner Marija Malenica also impressed in the same weight class on Day3 and bowed out Wioleta Teichmann of Poland.
Poland’s EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships silver medallist Aneta Rygielska moved back to the lightweight (60kg) this year which is her original category since her youth ages. The 25-year-old Polish boxer was too experienced for Czech Republic’s EUBC European Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Lenka Bernardova on Day3. Rygielska’s teammate Natalia Barbusinska also showed her good shape in Gliwice where she defeated Julia Kaleta at the welterweight (69kg).
Day4 Live Streaming from the Silesian Open
You can follow Day4 actions of the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament from Gliwice LIVE today here: