Sultonalieva, Rakhimova and Mirzaeva shined in the finals of the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Championships

The women part of the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships saw excellent battles between the best of the weight classes and the new generation members. Uzbekistan’s Olympian female boxers as Yodgoroy Mirzaeva and Tursunoy Rakhimova both won their weight categories but Gulasal Sultonalieva and Khadijabonu Abdullaeva both proved strong developments.

More than 100 boxers attended in the Uzbekistan Women’s National Championships in the recent years but due to the long quarantine period, 85 female athletes competed for the medals in the new edition. Boxers who were born between 1980 and 2003 are eligible to attend in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Championships where the venue is the Universal Sport Complex in Tashkent.

Namangan’s Gulasal Sultonalieva has done superb developments in the recent two years and won tough contests also at the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. She met for the gold medal with 18-year-old Marzhona Savriyeva of Bukhara and controlled the final against the youth hope. Tursunoy Rakhimova has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games but she had to do her very best against ASBC Asian Junior Champion 17-year-old Feruza Kazakova in the final of the flyweight (51kg).

Andizhan’s experienced Aziza Yokubova competed in the recent editions of the ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships and also in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. She defeated Surkhondarya’s Makhliyo Ravshanova for the title of the bantamweight (54kg). Rio 2016 Olympian Yodgoroy Mirzaeva won three bronze medals in the history of the ASBC Asian Women’s Boxing Championships therefore she was too experienced for Makhliyo Khabibullayeva of Dzhizak in the next final.

Uzbekistan’s best female lightweight (64kg) boxer Raykhona Kodirova was quarter-finalist in the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event but she missed her last step to get the quota for the Olympic Games. Kodirova won all of the three rounds in the scorecard against ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist 18-year-old Dilfuza Bekova. Mokhinabonu Abdullaeva moved down to the light welterweight (64kg) and the Ferghana-based boxer achieved the title against Gulshoda Istamova.

Dzhizak’s sport schools are strong in female boxing, and their next 18-year-old hope, ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Khadijabonu Abdullaeva won the title of the welterweight (69kg) after beating Sevinjkhon Mirkhonjonova. Navbakhor Khamidova is 19 but she competed already in AIBA and ASBC level events as well therefore her gold medal at the middleweight (75kg) was highly expected from the experts.

Mavluda Mavlonova represented Uzbekistan at the middleweight (75kg) in several top events in the recent three years but this time she won the gold medal at the light heavyweight (81kg) following her success over Navoy’s Dildora Saidullayeva. Mokhira Abdullaeva won the tenth gold medal at the heavyweight (+81kg) where she defeated Andizhan’s Mokhitabonu Ibragimova in a one-sided bout.

List of the winners in the Uzbekistan Women’s Elite National Championships
48kg: Gulasal Sultonalieva
51kg: Tursunoy Rakhimova
54kg: Aziza Yokubova
57kg: Yodgoroy Mirzaeva
60kg: Raykhona Kodirova
64kg: Mokhinabonu Abdullaeva
69kg: Khadijabonu Abdullaeva
75kg: Navbakhor Khamidova
81kg: Mavluda Mavlonova
+81kg: Mokhira Abdullaeva

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