Drabik and Durikova impressed in the first day of the 15th Silesian Women’s Open Tournament01 September 2020
The new 15th edition of the Silesian Women’s Open Boxing Tournament began with its first competition day in Gliwice, Poland. Thirteen contests have been held for the women’s elite, youth and junior boxers where Slovakia’s Nicole Durikova and Poland’s Sandra Drabik opened their campaigns with successes.
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 Day1 until the finals at the Polish website of www.bokser.org.
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 with the participation of a few countries. The level of the competition was rising in the recent years step by step and the first non-European countries are joined in 2013.
The bout of the day
Slovakia’s Nicole Durikova is a 19-year-old young talent who competed successfully in the junior and youth events in the recent years. She attended at the 2019 EUBC European Women’s Youth Boxing Championships and quickly joined to the elite national team this year. The Slovakian teenager had a remarkable battle against Poland’s Anna Olczak at the women’s elite light flyweight (48kg) which she won unanimously in Gliwice.
The surprise of the day
Poland’s Julia Kabzinska has been attending in the national events since 2017 and she had enough experiences to be named as favourite at the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament. The Polish youth flyweight (51kg) boxer had difficulties against Czech Republic’s Veronika Zajicova who eliminated Kabzinska on Day1. Zajicova’s youth fellow Claudia Totova stopped her Polish opponent Karolina Wojcik at the bantamweight (54kg).
The first bout of the whole Silesian Women’s Open Tournament was held between Poland’s Izabela Iwaniuk and her teammate Emilia Koscielska. Their contest was such a close one which was won by Iwaniuk at the junior pinweight (46kg) in Gliwice. Julia Wasiakowska also won a tight bout in the first day of the Silesian Open and bowed out Milena Mandziej at the junior light bantamweight (52kg).
Poland’s European Games silver medallist Sandra Drabik is one of the best boxers of her country who decided to join to the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament to regain her confidence in the ring. The Polish veteran is the main favourite of the elite flyweight (51kg) in Gliwice and spent only a short time in the ring against Kinga Miegoc. Following Drabik’s tough combinations, the referee confirmed her fast RSC triumph in Gliwice.