26 countries reach the top 4 at the Youth Olympic Games as day 2 of action reveals the line-ups for the Semi-Finals in Buenos Aires

October 16th, 2018 / IBA

The last two sessions of preliminaries took over the Buenos Aires’ Oceania Pavilion on Monday, leaving 26 teams still chasing the 2018 Youth Olympic titles. A packed arena saw 24 world-class quality bouts between the next generation of boxing champions to complete a great Day 2 of action.


Round 1 – 26 nations reach the top 4 at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games
Monday’s action saw a total of 26 nations reaching the Semi-Finals at this edition of the Youth Olympics. This number becomes even more special if we take into consideration that the five continents will be present at this stage of the event showcasing AIBA’s efforts to develop the sport across the world.

Round 2 – Great Britain’s Ivan Price and Caroline Dubois in control
AIBA Youth World Champion Caroline Dubois (Women’s Light 60kg) and Great Britain’s rising star Ivan Price (Men’s Fly 52kg) made a successful start to his Youth Olympic Games debut on Monday afternoon after defeating Tunisia’s Mawada Taghouti and Algeria’s Hichem Maouche to reach the Semi-Finals stage.

Round 3 – AIBA 2018 Youth World Champion Heaven Garcia defeats Kazakhstan’s Abdraimova again
USA’s Heaven Garcia and Kazakhstan’s Zhansaya Abdraimova produced one of the moments to remember at the Oceania Pavilion. In a Women’s Fly (51kg) rematch of their Youth Worlds Semi-Final from two months ago, the performance of the two young boxers was excellent again making the final decision very difficult for the judges. But it was the experience of the AIBA 2018 Youth World champion the one which prevailed seeing Garcia advancing to the Semi-Finals.

Day 2 results & Day 3  schedule!