Day Five of the AIBA Youth World Championships sees first medallists in the women’s welterweight and men’s light flyweight categories
August 25th, 2018 / IBA
A packed Duna Arena saw the first bouts with medals at stake in a wonderful day 5 of the Youth World Championships as the women’s welterweight (69 kg) and men’s light flyweight (49 kg) quarterfinals revealed the first young boxers who assured a medal in Budapest. Day 5 action was completed with the last round of preliminaries on the women’s featherweight (57 kg), lightweight (60 kg), light welterweight (64 kg) and the men’s heavyweight (90 kg) and super heavyweight (91+ kg).
THREE ROUNDS FROM DAY FIVE
Round One: First names on the podiums revealed!
Two intense quarterfinals on two weight categories took over the Duna Arena in Budapest on Saturday’s second session with Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabyrkhan, Puerto Rico’s Jean Paul Rivera, Ireland’s Jude Gallagher and Thailand’s Thitisan Panmod advancing to the Semi-Finals on the men’s light flyweight category, and English Page Goodyear, Russian Angelina Kabakova, German Alina Popp and Canadian Charlie Cavanagh on the women’s welterweight category.
Round Two: England’s Olympics’ hope Dubois shines
Qualified for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Lightweight (60 kg) Caroline Dubois is one of shining star of the English team, and the Youth World Championships are the first step in her journey towards the Games glory. Once again, she brought the light on her talent on Day Five, as she reached the the quarterfinals stage defeating Hungary’s Anna Hámori and keeping her undefeated status safe.
Round Three: Slovakia’s Jessica Triebelova advancing in style to the quarterfinals!
Day Five was a good day for the Slovakian women’s squad, as both of their boxer reached the quarterfinals. Future Youth Olympian’s Jessica Triebelova has an impressive record to claim, as she is both EUBC Confederation Junior (2016 and 2017) and Youth (2018) champion. The featherweight (57 kg) boxer, who is also qualified for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games, lead the way for her teammate, Miroslava Jedinakova, who won her Light welterweight (64 kg) bout.
And the #MomentoftheDay 5 belongs to Finland's 17-years-old Vilma Viitanen's astonishing performance stopping her opponent on the second round ???#YWCHs2018 #AIBAFamily #ChampsBornHere pic.twitter.com/mFOJiNhJq2
— AIBA (@AIBA_Boxing) August 25, 2018
Check out all the results here.