Kazakhstan Athlete Wins World Youth Boxing Championship

1381318384Kazakhstan athletes won 16 medals at the Sept. 28 women’s youth and juniors world boxing championship held in Albena, Bulgaria.

Youth boxer Gauhar Yermekbay became world champion in the weight category up to 69 kilogrammes.

“Masterfully handling all her fights, she did not give her opponents a chance to win,” the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation announced.

In the same age group of those born in 1995 to 1996, Aidana Arapbayeva (60 kg) won the silver medal, Alua Balkibekova (48 kg), Valentina Khalzova (75 kg) and Anastassiya Rylina (81 kg) won bronze medals.

In the age group born in 1997 to 1998, known as juniors, silver medals were won by Nazerke Zhurgarayeva (46 kg), Assyl Askarova (48 kg), Balaussa Muzdiman (54 kg), Lyubov Khassiyeva (66 kg), Akmaral Shamshidenova (80 kg). Bronze medals in that age group were won by Aigerim Oshakbay (52 kg), Nazim Ishanova (57 kg), Yekaterina Anissimova (60 kg), Aida Abikeyeva (63 kg), Bayan Akbayeva (70), and Altyn Mukyshbekova (75 kg).

In total, 229 athletes from 32 countries, including 148 in the youth category and 151 and the junior age group, participated in the event.

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