Natalia Shadrina named as team captain of the 10-strong Russian delegation at the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships01 October 2019
Following the Yekaterinburg 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships the next big event, the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be coming soon in the Russian Federation. The Russian head coach selected their 10-strong squad and arranged several changes in comparison to the previous big events to reach the maximum number of medals on home soil.
Ulan-Ude will be the host of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which means the event returns to the Russian Federation after 14 years of break when the city of Podolsk organised the event in 2005. Ulan-Ude is a city in East Siberia, located near to the Mongolian boarder and capital of the Buryatia Region.
After the Russian boxing team has been officially selected, their local lightweight (60kg) boxer Natalia Shadrina has been named as the team captain. The Russian girls claimed three gold medals in the Madrid 2019 EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships but only one bronze in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi therefore the target of the squad is clear in Ulan-Ude.
Ekaterina Paltseva is EUBC European Elite Champion and EUBC European U22 Champion who returned to the national team and will be representing Team Russia at the light flyweight (48kg). Liliya Ayetbayeva claimed the gold medal in the Russian National Championships at the flyweight (51kg) which was a surprise following her successes against top rivals as Elena Saveleva and Svetlana Soluianova.
Karina Tazabekova was silver medallist in the Madrid 2019 EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships and remained in the team at the bantamweight (54kg). EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion Liudmilla Vorontsova is a 20-year-old prospect who trains and lives in Ulan-Ude therefore the environment of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be familiar to her.
Natalia Shadrina is the second local boxer of the Russian team who replaced Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Anastasia Beliakova at the lightweight (60kg). The 29-year-old boxer won five international tournaments in the recent one and half year but the Ulan-Ude event will be her first big one. The Russian light welterweight (64kg) boxer Ekaterina Dynnik is also 20 as Vorontsova and gold medallist from the previous EUBC U22 European Boxing Championships.
Saadat Dolgatova is well-known from her maiden name Saadat Abdulaeva who achieved silver medal at the Jeju 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Following two years of break, the experienced boxer returned to the world of the rings and fought out her place in the team with her gold at the Russian National Championships. The biggest surprise of their team composition is Galina Golovchenko who replaced Youth Olympic Games winner Anastasia Shamonova at the middleweight (75kg).
Zemfira Magomedalieva was AIBA Women’s World Champion in Jeju five years ago and returned to the team also as Saadat Dolgatova. The 31-year-old Russian won the title at the Madrid 2019 EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships and moved down to the light heavyweight (81kg). A young hope, 20-year-old Kristina Tkacheva is the third boxer from the city of Ulan-Ude who claimed bronze in the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships as a teenager.
The Russian team to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
- 48kg: Ekaterina Paltseva
- 51kg: Liliya Ayetbayeva
- 54kg: Karina Tazabekova
- 57kg: Liudmilla Vorontsova
- 60kg: Natalia Shadrina
- 64kg: Ekaterina Dynnik
- 69kg: Saadat Dolgatova
- 75kg: Galina Golovchenko
- 81kg: Zemfira Magomedalieva
- +81kg: Kristina Tkacheva