Vietnamese boxer wins bronze at international tournament in Russia

By Dang Khoa   October 14, 2019 | 04:28 pm GMT+7
Vietnamese boxer wins bronze at international tournament in Russia
Nguyen Thi Huong is declared winner against American boxer Graham Dixon Krystal in 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships' light heavyweight category. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Boxing Commission's Facebook page.

Female boxer Nguyen Thi Huong bagged a bronze medal at the 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships held in Ulan-Ude, Russia.

The 22-year-old secured the bronze medal by defeating American boxer Graham Dixon Krystal in the 81-kilogram light heavyweight category on October 10.

However, Turkish boxer Elif Gunerishe defeated Huong in the semifinals on October 12 and finished with a silver medal.

Zenfira Magomedalieva from Russia took the gold medal in the light heavyweight category while Wang Lina from China finished with a bronze.

Huong’s teammate Nguyen Thi Tam, who competed in the 51-kilogram category, also made it into the semifinal round of the tournament.

Tam was declared the winner in a 3-2 decision over Aetbaeva Liliya from Russia, but tournament organizers later took the bronze away from the Vietnamese boxer, declaring Liliya as the bronze medal winner after the Russian teams filed complaints against the decision.

The 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships was held from October 3-13 and attracted 224 athletes from 57 countries and territories.

 
 
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