2018 Women’s Boxing World Championships: 40 Pugilists from 22 Nations enter Semifinals, India has 4, China 6

With 4 pugilists in semifinal of Women’s Boxing World Championships at New Delhi, Indians displayed their joint third best performance. In 2002 and 2008 also Indians won 4 medals. While Indians won maximum 8 medals with 3 Gold in 2006, when they hosted World Championships for the first time, in 2005 World Championships Indians won 5 medals. In 2018 Women’s Boxing World Championships 22 nations have sent 40 pugilists in the semifinals to be played today. China leads with 6, followed with 4 pugilists by India, 3 from North Korea, while 7 others have 2 pugilists each and remaining have 1 representation each. Check complete schedule with list of nations in semifinals.

Eight Indians in Quarterfinals
Women’s World Boxing Championships: Indians are Overall Third Best

Semifinalists by Category
Light flyweight (45-48 kg)

    Mary Kom vs Kim Hyang-mi (North Korea)
    Madoka Wada (Japan) vs Hanna Okhota (Ukraine)

Flyweight (51 kg)
Indian challenger Pinki Rani lost Quarterfinals 0:5 against Bulgarian Stoyka Petrova.

    Grazieli de Sousa (Brazil) vs Zhaina Shekerbekova (Kazakhstan)
    Chang Yuan (China) vs Pang Chol-mi (North Korea)

Bantamweight (54 kg)
Indian challenger Manisha Maun lost Quarterfinals 1:4 against

    Stoyka Petrova (Bulgaria) vs Nandintsetseg Myagmardulam (Mongolia)
    Kristy Harris (Australia) vs Lin Yu-ting (Chinese Taipei)

Featherweight (54-57 kg)

    Sonia Chahal vs Jo Son-hwa (North Korea)
    Jemyma Betrian (Netherlands) vs Ornella Wahner (Germany)

Lightweight (57-60 kg)
Indian Challenger Laishram Sarita Devi was knocked out 2:3 by Kellie Harrington (Ireland) in Pre-QF

    Sudaporn Seesondee (Thailand) vs Oh Yeon-ji (South Korea)
    Kellie Harrington (Ireland) vs Karina Ibragimova (Kazakhstan)

Light welterweight (64 kg)

    Mariia Bova vs Sema Çalışkan (Turkey)
    Simranjit Kaur vs Dou Dan (China)

Welterweight (64-69 kg)

    Lovlina Borgohain vs Chen Nien-chin (Chinese Taipei)
    Nadine Apetz (Germany) vs Gu Hong (China)

Middleweight (69-75 kg)
Indian Challenger Saweety Boora lost pre-QF 0:5 vs Elżbieta Wójcik (Poland), who lost to semifinalist Lauren Price.

    Nouchka Fontijn vs Lauren Price (Wales)
    Naomi Graham (USA) vs Li Qian (China)

Light heavyweight (81 kg)
Indian Challenger Bhagyabati Kachari lost QF 2:3 against Jessica Caicedo (Colombia)

    Jessica Caicedo (Colombia) vs Viktoria Kebikava (Belarus)
    Elif Güneri (Turkey) vs Wang Lina (China)

Heavyweight (+81 kg)
Indian Challenger Seema Poonia lost QF 0:5 vs Yang Xiaoli (China).

    Yang Xiaoli (China) vs Danielle Perkins (USA)
    Şennur Demir (Turkey) vs Kristina Tkacheva (Russia)

Representation by Nation in Semifinals

    6 China
    4 India
    3 North Korea
    2 Chinese Taipei
    2 Germany
    2 Kazakhstan
    2 Netherlands
    2 Turkey
    2 Ukraine
    2 USA
    1 each
    Australia
    Belarus
    Brazil
    Bulgarian
    Colombia
    Ireland
    Japan
    Mongolia
    Russia
    South Korea
    Thailand
    Wales

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