Twenty-four nations claim medals at the Youth World Championships as Semi-Finals line-ups are revealed

August 27th, 2018 / IBA

The last two sessions of quarter-finals took over the Budapest’s Duna Arena on Monday, leaving 24 teams still chasing the 2018 Youth Women’s & Men’s World Championships titles. A packed arena saw 32 world-class quality bouts between the next generation of boxing champions to complete a great Day 7 of action.



Round one: 24 nations reach the podium at the 2018 AIBA Youth World Championships
The AIBA Youth World Championships is a historical moment, as both men and women feature in this edition for the first time since Sofia 2014, and the number of teams reaching the last four of the event makes it even more special. A total of twenty-four nations have claim medals at this edition of the event paying off the strong AIBA’s efforts to develop the sport across the world.

Round two: Brazil & Croatia write a new page on the Youth Women’s history
To win a medal at a World Championships is always special for every athlete but, being able to clinch the first medal ever of your country at the event is just a defining moment. And that’s the feeling Croatia’s Nikolina Cacic (featherweight – 57kg) and Brazil’s Rebeca Santos (Lightweight – 60kg) experienced today after winning their respective bouts to become the first Youth Women’s World Championships medalists of their countries.

Round three: Asian nations commanding the medal table after the Quarter-Finals
Day Seven saw the Asian nations taking the lead on the Youth World Championships after ensuring an impressive 35 medals in Budapest. Among them Kazakhstan’s powerhouse has already assured 11 medals, followed closely by the Indian squad with 10 medals. But it is Thailand who stole the limelight at this World Championships with their impressive performance which have guaranteed seven medals to bring back the Thai team in between the best boxing teams.

Check out all the results here.