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Tokyo Olympics Ladies’s Flyweight Quarterfinals – Full Outcomes

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Buse Naz Cakiroglu has taken over the leadership of the first women’s boxing team to represent Turkey at the Olympic Games.

Number one flyweight, Cakiroglu took her third victory at the Tokyo Olympics. This was good enough to secure a medal after beating Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong on points. The results were 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in favor of Cakiroglu in their quarter-finals on Sunday at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.

Cakiroglu is guaranteed at least one bronze medal together with Busenaz Sürmeneli (middleweight women). The three women team that represents Turkey is now 5-0 in the competition.

Hsiao-Wen Huang (Chinese Taipei) will face Cakiroglu in the semi-finals after defeating Nina Radovanovic (Serbia). The 5’9 “flyweight is the first boxer to ever win a medal for Chinese Taipei in a well-deserved unanimous victory.

The scores were 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for Huang, who was already the first female boxer – male or female – from her nation to get past the last 16 chance to take home gold when she takes on Cakiroglu in the semi-finals on August 4th.

The women’s team of the host nation Japan remains perfect 7-0 after Tsukimi Namiki (Japan) eliminated number three seeded Ingrid Valencia (Colombia) from the flyweight division.

Namiki was faster in punch during her three round fight. as in the last scorecards (30-27, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28) everything is reflected in their favor. The results deny Valencia the chance to repeat their 2016 bronze medal run in Rio.

Next up for Namiki in the semifinals is Stoyka Krasteva, the two-time Olympian who also progressed by eliminating a top seed.

Krasteva turned out to be too much for Chinese Yuan Chang, who was seeded number two in the category but couldn’t keep up. Krasteva got through the hard way, scooping three wins, including a big win against American Ginny Fuchs to reach the quarterfinals to reach her run in London 2012.

For Krasteva it’s now into the medal round, the first ever enjoyed by a boxer from Bulgaria.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox


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