Kazakstani boxer Kyzaibay wins gold at AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships26 november 2014, 10:28
Kazakhstani boxer Nazym Kyzaibay has won the gold medal of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships in Jeju, South Korea in the light flyweight (-48 kg) category, Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.
In the quarterfinal bout, the Kazakh boxer won three time silver medalist Steluta Duta from Romania 3:0. In the following semi-final fight, Kyzaibay defeated a Japanese boxer Madoka Wada by a unanimous decision.
In the final fight, Kyzaibay faced Sarjubala Devi from India. Devi won the AIBA World Youth Boxing Championships in 2011. Kyzaibay beat Devi 3:0 and took the gold medal of the World Championship.
Another Kazakhstani boxer Lyazzat Kungeibayeva won over Danijela Vernić from Croatia in the quarterfinal fight of the heavyweight (+81 kg) category. In the semifinal, the Kazakh boxer defeated a Turkish boxer Emine Bozduman. But Kungeibayeva lost to a Russian boxer Zenfira Magomedalieva in the final fight of the championship.
Kyzaibay is the second Kazakhstani boxer to win two medals of a World Championship. Two years before Kyzaibay brought Kazakhstan a bronze medal. Earlier, Nazgul Boranbayeva was the sole boxer to have two medals in the World Championship.
Dina Zholaman from Kazakhstan competed in the bantam weight (-54 kg) category but lost to the 2010 World Champion from Russia Yelena Savelyeva with the score of 1:2.
The 2014 Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships took place in Jeju City, South Korea in November 13-25.
By Gyuzel Kamalova