Radovanovic and Koutsogeorgopoulou shined in the Nations Women’s Cup on Day319 January 2019
Another 32 contests of two sessions were held in the third competition day at 8th edition of the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor, Serbia. The European junior boxers proved strong performance on Day3 when Serbia’s top elite boxer Nina Radovanovic defeated Kazakhstan’s Aizada Yeslyamgali at the flyweight (51kg) and Greece’s Aikaterini Koutsogeorgopoulou continued her sensational performance.
Altogether 177 female boxers have been fighting for the medals in the Nations Women’s Cup which is traditionally opens the actions of the year. All of the four age groups the elite, the youth, the junior and the schoolgirls can attend in the Nations Women’s Cup. The winners of the junior and youth levels in the third competition day are advanced to the finals of the Nations Women’s Cup.
Bout of the day
Serbia’s Nina Radovanovic joined to the national team in 2011 but after a few years of break she decided with her coach to return to the business of the boxing world two years ago. The Serbian boxer is focusing to her main goal which will be coming in 2020 and the Nations Women’s Cup is one of her milestones on this road.
Radovanovic, who attended in the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships as lone Serbian boxer, had to meet in the quarter-final of the elite flyweight (51kg) with Kazakhstan’s Aizada Yeslyamgali who claimed silver medal at the Budapest 2018 AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships. The Serbian girl moved ahead from the first seconds and felt the support of the local crowd in their top contest. The Kazakh teenager found her best rhythm but in late therefore Radovanovic was able to keep her advantage in a spectacular quarter-final.
Surprise of the day
Greece’s Aikaterini Koutsogeorgopoulou claimed silver medal at the last edition of the Strandja Memorial Tournament but she is not among the top boxers of the flyweight (51kg) yet. Her preparation was stronger than ever and following her first success over Russia’s Liubov Sharapova she eliminated another high rated boxer Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Women’s Youth Champion Zhansaya Abdraimova in Sombor. The 23-year-old Greek boxer advanced to the semi-finals in the Nations Women’s Cup and she could be more confident after her two sensational triumphs in Sombor.
France’s Gloria D’Almeida started boxing at the age of 10 and following her superb youth career she joined to the elite level in 2018. The young French talent had unpredictable movements in her debuting contest at the light flyweight (48kg) and proved strong developments in comparison to her last international event. D’Almeida was much better than Kazakhstan’s Gulmira Tolepbergen and advanced to the last four in Sombor.
Croatia’s best elite boxer Sara Beram eliminated Hungary’s Kinga Mezovari in her opening contest and continued her winning path in Sombor on Day3. The 23-year-old Croatian had a competitive rival in the event but she found the best actions quickly against Russia’s Anastasia Esman and advanced to the semi-finals at the lightweight (60kg).
Hungary’s National Champion Eszter Olah, who trains with coach Peter Dorko in the city of Eger, is among Europe’s promising light welterweight (64kg) boxers, proved her tough physical condition in Sombor on Day3. The 25-year-old Hungarian used her tempo well against Lithuania’s well experienced Austeja Auciute and celebrated her triumph after the final gong.
Montenegro’s top future hope Bojana Gojkovic is the reigning EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion and following her first success over Greece’s Eleni Cholidi she continued her powerful performance at the junior light bantamweight (52kg). Gojkovic was highly confident against Kazakhstan’s Kamila Akhmet from the first seconds and the referee confirmed her RSC success in the second round.
Another junior talent Germany’s Viktoria Sawatzki also impressed in the third competition day at the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor. The 16-year-old German, who won a top bout at the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships, opened her first round against Kazakhstan’s Aidin Temirzhan with lethal punches. Sawatzki, who has strong Kazakh roots, felt she can finalize the battle before the final gong and stopped her rival at the junior featherweight (57kg).