Turkiye wins 2 gold medals at IBA Women's World Boxing Championships

Buse Naz Cakiroglu bags gold in 50 kg, Hatice Akbas wins final in 54 kg category

2022-05-20 19:19:38

ANKARA

Turkish boxer Buse Naz Cakiroglu won the gold medal on Friday in the 50 kilogram category of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships.

Cakiroglu beat Colombia's Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria 5-0 in the Women's Light Fly final.

The bronze medals were shared between Uzbek Aziza Yokubova and Spaniard Laura Fuertes Fernandez.

The 25-year-old Cakiroglu had eliminated Mongolian Mungunsaran Balsan in the first round, Algerian Roumaysa Boualam in the second, Aira Cordero Villegas in the quarterfinals, and Fernandez in the semifinals.

Hatice Akbas wins gold in 54 kg

In the Women's Bantam (52-54 kg) category, Hatice Akbas was awarded the gold on Friday after beating Lacramioara Perijoc of Romania 3-2 in the final.

The bronze medals were shared by Kazakh Dina Zholaman and Thai Preedakamon Tintabthai.

After passing the first round without a match, the Turkish boxer eliminated German Zeina Nassar in the second round, followed by Armenian Ekaterina Sycheva in the third, Bulgarian Stanimira Petrova in the quarterfinals, and Thai Tintabthai in the semifinals.

This marked the third gold medal for Turkiye in the organization as Ayse Cagirir had bagged another top prize in the women's 48 kg category.