Tajik Boxer Samadova Wins World Cup


Tajik boxer Mijgona Samadova won a gold medal at the World Boxing Cup among oil-producing countries, reports the National Olympic Committee of Tajikistan.

The World Boxing Cup was held from December 7 through December 11 in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. The competition, which was held in 13 weight categories among men and 6 weight categories among women, was attended by 139 athletes, including 105 men, and 34 women from 16 countries.

In the women’s 57 kg weight category, Samadova defeated Mishidma Erdenedelai from Mongolia in the first round, Monika Serafin from Poland in the quarterfinals, Malika Shahidova from Russia in the semifinals, and Mungunsaran Balsan from Mongolia in the final.

Another six athletes Akbarali Abdurahmonzoda (51 kg), Abdurahmon Yakubov (60 kg), Shamsher Saidov (67 kg), Navruz Jafoev (86 kg), Sulaymon Nidoyorov ( 92 kg) among men, and Shoira Zulkainarova (60 kg) among women failed in the first rounds.