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Boxing: Kazakhstan third by medal count at AIBA Junior Worlds

17 september 2013, 12:14
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Kazakhstan's Ablakhan Zhusupov has become the world junior boxing champion in Kiev, Ukraine. In the final bout of the -57kg division Zhussupov won over Russian boxer Gusein Magomedov with the score of 3:0 (30:27, 30:27, 29:28)," Vesti.kz reports.

Kazakhstan won a total of eight medals: 2 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze to get the third place by the medal count. Russia was in the first place with ten medals (3 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze), Cuba with 3 gold medal got the third place.

Russia, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the United States and Ireland (in this order) commanded the TOP 6 by the medal count.

Rakhat Tarzhikpayev (66kg) won the second gold medal for Kazakhstan at the championships. Kadrybek Sadyrbek (70kg) won the only silver medal. And five Kazakhstan boxers -- Alimzhan Beskempir (- 46kg), Serik Temirzhanov (48kg), Stoyan Mazyr (50kg), Baurzhan Temirkhan (52kg) and Dmitriy Zisko (+80kg) -- became bronze winners at the World Junior Championship in Kiev.

351 boxers from 52 countries were officially registered for this fourth edition.

The AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships, held every two years, goes back to 2001 with its debut in Baku (Azerbaijan) but was formerly called the AIBA Cadet World Championships.

The competition welcomes international boxers aged 15 and 16 in 13 weight categories. It is an occasion to celebrate boxing’s youngest practitioners on the international stage.

Boxing at this level is traditionally a first opportunity to witness future world champions and Olympic heroes. With the participation numbers growing each year, in synchronization with the level of skill shown in the ring, the AIBA Junior World Boxing Championships is a premier event on the AIBA competitions calendar.

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