इंडियन आवाज़     17 Dec 2018 12:57:13      انڈین آواز

9 countries to make debut in Women World Boxing Championships


Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi

Formidable Scotland and Kosovo are among the nine countries who will their debut in the 10th edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships commencing at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi on Thursday, making it one of the toughest competition .

This is the first time that New Delhi will host the World Championships since 2006 when 178 boxers from 33 nations fought for the medals. After 12 years, women’s boxing has improved significantly and is evident from the fact that 72 countries have registered to take part in the forthcoming edition.

Previously 102 nations from all of the five Confederations participated in the nine editions of the World Championships since 2001.

A strong boxing power Scotland formed its women’s boxing team a few years ago but never sent teams to the previous editions of the championships. Three of their boxers including 19-year-old Victoria Glover (57kg) will battle for the top honours. The other two are Stephanie Kernachan (51kg) and Megan Reid (64kg).

Kosovo joined the World Boxing Body (AIBA) in 2012 and their boxers attended in the men’s elite, youth and junior part of the AIBA events in recent years. The country’s first woman debutante boxer Donjeta Sadiku is the EUBC European Women’s Youth Champion and the 19-year-old pugilist claimed silver in the Taipei 2015 Junior World Championships.

The third European country making debut is Malta which is not a regular participating nation in the world events. Their last appearance was in the Milan 2009 World Championships in the men’s elite competition but Australian-based Skye Falzon will be joining the Women’s Championships.

Bangladesh launched their women’s boxing program a few years ago and their National Championships are added to their calendar since 2013. Following the participation of women boxers in the South Asian Games (SAG), three women boxers from Bangladesh will be making their debuts at the world level here.

Another debutante at the Worlds will be Cayman Islands, a new entrant to women’s boxing from the American continent. Their Commonwealth Games competitor Brandy Barnes is only 20 but she has got international experiences at the light flyweight (48kg) category.

Four nations from the Africa nations- Congo, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Somalia will also be taking part for the first time .

The Somalian boxer to watch will be London-based Ramla Ali, who represented England in the past but had decided to change her nationality and represent her home country.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Hockey Federation reprimands coach Harendra for his outburst against umpires

Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday officially reprimanded In ...

Australia humiliates England 8-1 to claim Hockey World Cup Bronze

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar A rampaging Australia pumped out all their pent up frus ...

Hockey: Belgium win maiden World Cup title, Netherlands miss history and cup

    Harpal Singh Bedi / Bhubaneswar Playing to the script, Belgium held their nerves and downed ...



Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...


Malayalam, Ladakhi films win big at IFFI

By Utpal Borpujari / Panaji (Goa) Indian cinema scored big at the 49th International Film Festival of India ( ...

Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passes away

WEB DESK Well known Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passed away in Mumbai today. He was 64. The singe ...


@Powered By: Logicsart