Sweden’s new sensation Thelma Sagerfeldt-Eskilsson won a junior title at the Silesian Women’s Boxing Tournament15 September 2018
The second part of the semi-finals and the junior finals were held in the fifth competition day of the Silesian Open Women’s Boxing Tournament in Gliwice. Sweden’s 16-year-old Thelma Sagerfeldt-Eskilsson reached her career highlight on Day5 when she defeated her strong Indian rival and claimed gold medal in Gliwice.
The female elite, youth and junior boxers can attend in the 13th edition of the Silesian Women’s Boxing Tournament. Thirteen junior finals, eleven youth and twelve elite contests were held in the fifth competition day of the Silesian Open Women’s Boxing Tournament in Gliwice, Poland.
Boxers from the youngest age group are preparing to the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships which will be held in Anapa, Russia next month. The elite female boxers are also focusing to a big target to the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships which will be taking place in November.
The junior boxers fought for the 13 titles in the Silesian Open Women’s Tournament in Gliwice where Sweden’s new sensation Thelma Sagerfeldt-Eskilsson defeated such a strong rival as India’s Sanya Negi in the final of the lightweight (60kg). Serbia’s Nina Stajkovic impressed in the previous part of the year but her success over India’s experienced Aashreya Dinesh Naik was a surprise in the final of the junior light welterweight (63kg).
Poland’s best junior trio impressed in the fifth competition day of the Silesian Open Women’s Tournament and all of them achieved their titles on home soils. Firstly Natalia Szymczak defeated India’s Sanjay Gunele Mitika by 3:2 at the welterweight (66kg), secondly Zofia Stachowiak was too strong for India’s Sahiba Raj at the light middleweight (70kg). Poland’s top junior hope Oliwia Toborek earned their third junior gold medals after beating India’s Lipakshi 4:1 at the heavyweight (+80kg).
Czech Republic’s 17-year-old Lenka Bernardova moved up to the featherweight (57kg) in the recent weeks but she was enough strong to stop Poland’s Ewa Sojska in a quick contest at the quarter-final stage of the Silesian Open Women’s Tournament. The Czech youth talent landed strong combinations also in her semi-final when she faced with Poland’s Natalia Niedobylska and the ringside doctor finished their contest in the second round.
Russia’s Ludmilla Vorontsova is only a 19-year-old talent at the elite level but following her strong junior and youth career her success over Ukraine’s Snizhana Kholodkova was not a surprise in the semi-final of the featherweight (57kg). The Russian teenager will be meeting for the titles with Poland’s former AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships silver medallist Sandra Kruk who eliminated Kazakhstan’s Vladislava Kukhta.
Russia’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Anastasia Beliakova won her last AIBA title four years ago and she is focusing to repeat that performance in November. On that road she outpointed Canada’s powerful Caroline Veyre in the semi-final of the lightweight (60kg) and will be meeting with Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova who bowed out India’s former AIBA Women’s World Champion Sarita Devi Laishram.
Ukraine’s Maria Badulina Bova was AIBA Women’s World Champion in 2012 therefore she was confident against Kazakhstan’s newly crowned National Champion Milana Safronova in the semi-final of the light welterweight (64kg). The Ukrainian veteran needs one step to be crowned against Kazakhstan’s reigning ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Madina Nurshayeva who was too experienced for Poland’s 19-year-old Natalia Barbusinska.
Poland’s Karolina Koszewska returned to the world of boxing after a long break her performance was enough to advance to the final of the women’s welterweight (69kg) in Gliwice. The veteran Polish boxer eliminated a 15-year-younger rival India’s Lovlina Borgohain and will be facing for the gold medal with Russia’s Rio 2016 Olympian Iaroslava Iakushina who eliminated Ukraine’s teenager Yulia Stoyko.