Gojkovic, Sarembo, Olah, Angelsen and Szucs shined in the fourth day of the Nations Women’s Cup20 January 2019
Altogether 36 contests of two sessions were held in the fourth competition day at 8th edition of the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor, Serbia where the first winners are revealed. Montenegro’s EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion Bojana Gojkovic achieved her next title but Serbia, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Greece, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia and Lithuania also won gold medals in Sombor.
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 in Sombor. The schoolgirls, junior and youth winners celebrated their titles in the fourth competition day of the event and the elite semi-finals were also taking place in Sombor.
Bout of the day
Montenegro’s best future hope in woman boxing is Bojana Gojkovic who is the reigning EUBC European Women’s Junior Champion. Following her first success over Greece’s Eleni Cholidi she continued her powerful performance at the junior light bantamweight (52kg) on Day3 and advanced to the final of the event.
Gojkovic dominated her semi-final over Kazakhstan’s Kamila Akhmet winning that bout by RSC in the second round. The 15-year-old talent from the city of Budva had to meet for the gold medals with another boxer from Kazakhstan. Nikola Ruzic’s pupil started better than Kazakhstan’s No.1 Gulnar Turapbay and landed high number of hooks and uppercuts. Gojkovic never stopped attacking in their final and celebrated her well-deserved title in the Nations Women’s Cup.
Surprise of the day
Hungary’s Eszter Olah attended in the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships and claimed medals in several international events including the Boxam Women’s Tournament and the Nation’s Women’s Cup last year. The 25-year-old Hungarian had to meet in the semi-final of the elite light welterweight (64kg) with Russia’s FISU University World Champion Ornella Kheteyeva in Sombor. Following the first round she received strong advices from her coach Mr. Peter Dorko and has done superb job to win their difficult bout causing a surprise in the Nations Women’s Cup. Olah will be facing for the title with Croatia’s Marija Malenica in the last competition day.
The first junior title in the Nations Women’s Cup was achieved by Hungary’s Kornelia Jonas who defeated Kazakhstan’s Simbat Aliaskar in the final of the pinweight (46kg). Following her success Greece’s Antonia Giannakopolou shined in the junior event and defeated Russia’s Adelina Orozobekova in the final of the bantamweight (54kg) proving strong talent and capturing her first international title.
Germany’s best junior boxer Viktoria Sawatzki also impressed in the fourth competition day at the Nations Women’s Cup in Sombor. The 15-year-old German, who won a top bout at the last edition of the EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships, stopped Kazakhstan’s Aidin Temirzhan in the semi-final. Sawatzki, who has strong Kazakh roots, had to meet for the title with another boxer from Kazakhstan, Khayrutdinov Tournament winner Nazerke Serik but the German talent has done enough to win the featherweight (57kg).
Germany’s defending EUBC European Junior Champion Ilona Sarembo joined to the youth age group this January and quickly won her first title after beating Poland’s Wanessa Orczyk in the final of the lightweight (60kg). In another key youth final Lithuania’s Gabriele Diekontaite, who attended in several EUBC events and international competitions, controlled her contest against Poland’s Daria Parada and won the title of the light heavyweight (81kg).
Hungary’s three-time AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships competitor Szabina Szucs won her first contest by RSC and she dominated her second fight as well against a favourite Russia’s Bela Bagayeva. The 26-year-old Hungarian won her semi-final over the Russian by RSC and will be meeting for the gold medal with Kazakhstan’s Astana 2016 AIBA Women’s World Champion Dina Zholaman.
Norway’s EUBC European Confederation Women’s Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Madeleine Angelsen is only 20 but she has high number of experiences in the international stage. The young Norwegian, who moved up to the welterweight (69kg), eliminated Kazakhstan’s National Champion Akerke Bakhytzhan and will be facing with Russia’s young prospect Natalia Sychugova for the title.