Denmark’s top woman boxer Yvonne Baek Rasmussen – We are working on my explosive strength to prepare well to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships01 November 2018
Denmark will be representing the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships with only two boxers but their No.1 Yvonne Baek Rasmussen is among the favourites of the light welterweight (64kg) in New Delhi.
The Danish veteran claimed her first international medals in 2005 when she took bronze in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and silver in the European Women’s Boxing Championships. After a few years of break Rasmussen returned to the world of boxing in top shape and she is inspiring the new generations of Danish boxers.
“My preparations for the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships are going great. I am getting stronger every day. I had a lot of focus at the light welterweight (64kg) since the 2016 Olympic Qualifiers which is my natural category with even more power than before. My technical skills are developing in the same way as my strength in the same way as my strength.
I have changed my club and coach in Denmark so I am now part of Herlev Boxing where Rachid Idrissi one of the national coaches in my country is working with me on a daily basis. We are working on my explosive strength and precise boxing techniques now but still with focus on relaxing and having fun. My conditioning coach has done a great job to make a program for me to prevent the injuries and made me faster and more explosive.
I have been focusing on the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships since my return from the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships. I had a short break where I could enjoy the summer with my family in a special place in Denmark called Faroe Islands before starting my full workload to the New Delhi event.
All of my trainings were very important for me and I could follow the right technical training under the control of my coach. I had the opportunity to gain muscle so my body is now strong enough to win the gold medal at the light welterweight (64kg) in India. My priority was to do sparrings with the boys in Denmark.
Apart from do the domestic stuff which needs to be done when you are part of a family with two children my average day looks like this: Conditioning training in the morning and preparing the right food for the active life at home. Then I have to travel one and half hour to my boxing gym where I can do the sparrings and the technical preparation. After the technical training it takes 90 minutes back to home and preparing for the next day with yoga and massage.
I have participated in the Eindhoven Box Cup in October which was my last event before New Delhi. I am expecting to take the gold medal of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships back to home. I have to compete against the bests and I know that India, China and Turkey have got strong boxers in my category,” replied Denmark’s No.1 Yvonne Baek Rasmussen to our questions about her preparation.