Rakhimova and Mirzaeva are among the 20 Uzbek female boxers who train in Yangiabad

Altogether 20 female boxers attend in the training camp with their Tokyo Olympian Tursunoy Rakhimova and Rio 2016 Olympian Yodgoroy Mirzaeva.

Mr. Lochin Kuchkarov is the head coach of the elite female national team who has got four experienced trainers in the camp. Two-time Asian Games winner and AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Elshod Rasulov finished his boxing career at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but he joined to the coaching staff of Uzbekistan’s woman boxing.

A 23-year-old talent, Tursunoy Rakhimova is the lone Uzbek female boxer who qualified already for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Gulasal Sultonalieva won battles in the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships while Marzhona Savriyeva is one of their youth hopes at the flyweight (51kg). The fourth boxer in this weight class in the training camp is Aziza Yokubova who represented Uzbekistan in AIBA and ASBC events.

Three-time ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships bronze medallist Yodgoroy Mirzaeva was the first ever Uzbek woman boxer who qualified for an Olympic Games. She attended in Rio de Janeiro and her focus is on to the next World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event to be there in the Tokyo Olympics. Young talents as Sitora Shagdarova, Makhliyo Khabibullayeva and Makhliyo Fayzullayeva are supporting her preparations.

Raykhona Kodirova attended at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event where she reached the quarter-finals of the lightweight (60kg). Three talents as Nasiba Khairullayeva, and two medallists from the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships Ziyoda Yarashova and Dilfuza Bekova have been invited to the camp.

Maftunakhon Melieva has been attending in the international events since 2013 and competed in all levels of boxing excluding the Olympic Games yet. The 23-year-old experienced welterweight (69kg) boxer prepares to reach the top level in the World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event next May.

Navbakhor Khamidova joined to the elite age group in January and she was involved to the Uzbek team which attended at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Amman this March. The 19-year-old Uzbek boxer has got strong opponents in the training camp as AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships competitor Mavluda Mavlonova and Khadijabonu Abdullaeva who won international youth tournaments in Kazakhstan.

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