Jilkova, Novinskaya and Savro among the winners at the 11th Nations Women’s Cup30 January 2022
The first part of the finals featured in the 11th edition of the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor, Serbia which is one of the European highlights in the month of January. Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Daria Novinskaya won the bout of the day while Viktorie Jilkova of Czech Republic and Uliana Savro of Russia caused the surprises of the session.
The boxers can prepare for the upcoming IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, EUBC U22 European Boxing Championships and EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships in this 11th Nations Women’s Cup. The Technical Delegate of the competition is Mr. Sergey Berdnik of Russia.
Algeria, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Fair Chance Team, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Wales sent their girls to the 11th Nations Women’s Cup.
There are events for the elite, youth, junior and also schoolgirl boxers in Sombor, Serbia therefore the interest is huge in the competition. Boxers who were born between 1982 and 2003 are eligible to attend in the elite part of the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor. The 2004 and 2005 born boxers can compete in the youth part of the competition, the younger 2006 and 2007 age groups are the junior athletes in 2022. The youngest 2008 and 2009 born boxers can attend in the schoolgirls part of the Nations Women’s Cup and starts their international career.
The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, the vaccines control, wearing masks and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Serbia to avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the 11th Nations Women’s Cup.
The bout of the day
Russia’s Daria Novinskaya was one of the best boxers in the Tbilisi 2021 EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships. The EUBC European Junior Champion moved up to the youth age group this January and she used similar tactic in the final against Belarus’ No.1, Daria Letsko as in her previous international bouts. The younger Russian could not dominate the first round with her dynamism as Letsko knew her opponent well enough and she had the speed to response in time. The Belarusian is their best youth hope who was competitive for the Russian star but Novinskaya worked hard enough to win the final of the youth light welterweight (63kg).
The surprises of the day
The Czechs also produced some outstanding female results in the recent two years especially in the junior and youth age groups. Their Viktorie Jilkova is a new junior talent who arrived to the venue of the Nations Women’s Cup with high expectations but she had to meet with a top rival, Russia’s Valeria Ryzhova in the final of the bantamweight (54kg). Jilkova started the first round better and she took the lead on the scorecards following her aggressive style of boxing. The Czech girl exceeded all of the previous expectations and her career’s best performance meant, she defeated the strong Russian in the final. Her teammate Katrin Ivanovova delivered the next gold medal for the Czechs who defeated Greece’s Danai Zenounlari in the final of the women’s lightweight (60kg).
Russia’s EUBC European Junior Champion Alena Tremasova has got more than four years of international experiences despite of her age of 17. The youth bantamweight (54kg) boxer met in the final with her compatriot, Uliana Savro and she tried to use the same game play in an important bout which was a selection between the two Russians. Tremasova did not maintain the best fighting distance well and suffered an unexpected loss to Savro in the next final of the event.
Greece won a gold medal at the Budva 2021 EUBC Women’s Youth European Boxing Championships and the country arrived to their biggest ever delegation to the 11th Nations Women’s Cup. Their new junior sensation, Anna Maria Tryfilli will be turning to 16 only later this year but she competed already several international tournaments and championships. The Greek talent defeated a top boxer in the semi-finals and she was also too smart for Russia’s Viktoria Krainova in the final of the pinweight (46kg).
Slovakia’s Tamara Kubalova is almost absolutely newcomer but she amazed in the whole week at the Nations Women’s Cup. She competed in her first international competition at the 2021 Silesian Open Women’s Tournament but she returned in the Serbian event with stronger shape. The Slovakian girl eliminated Serbia’s Djina Miletic in the last four and she shocked also Norway’s experienced Julie Enge in the final of the lightweight (60kg). The 17-year-old Slovakian proved that she could be her nation’s next sensation in the upcoming EUBC Youth European Boxing Championships.