Nearly 30 countries registered to attend in the 9th edition of the Nations Women’s Cup in Serbia09 January 2020
The Nations Women’s Cup is traditionally opens the actions of the year in Europe and nearly 30 nations registered to attend in the female competition which will be held in for all of the four age groups: elite, youth, junior and schoolgirls. This strong women competition is relatively a new event in the European boxing calendar as this is only the ninth edition but 240 athletes are planning to attend in Sombor.
The first edition of the Nations Women’s Cup was taking place in Sombor eight years ago in 2012. Among the stars Netherlands’ Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Nouchka Fontijn, Bulgaria’s EUBC European Women’s Champion Stoyka Petrova and China’s Asian Games winner Chang Yuan also won the titles in the previous editions of the Nations Women’s Cup in Serbia. Kazakhstan topped the team rankings and finally 10 nations shared the gold medals in Sombor one year ago.
The Olympic Qualification Events will be held in the months of February and March therefore the interest is higher for the preparation tournaments than in a non-Olympic year. Altogether 29 countries have been already registered to attend in the upcoming Nations Women’s Cup and some National Federations are still also planning to send a few boxers to Serbia.
China, India, and Kazakhstan are the Top 3 nations in the Asian continent and all of them registered their bests in the Nations Women’s Cup. The African continent will be also sending experienced boxers to the Nations Women’s Cup including nations from Mali, Morocco and Tunisia.
More than 20 European nations will be attending in the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor where Russia has got the biggest team with 30 boxers in the line-ups. Host Serbia is planning to compete with 29 athletes but England, Romania, France, Lithuania, Hungary, Greece and Italy will have also huge size of squads in the Nations Women’s Cup.
North Macedonia did not compete in any female events in the recent years but their National Federations registered two young talents to the Serbian event. Bosnia & Herzegovina also will be returning to the female competitions while following their record breaking gold medal in an EUBC event, Cyprus send two young hopes to Sombor.