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1st Youth and Junior Girl's European Championships

 

MEDALLISTS BY WEIGHT CATEGORY

 

 

 
December 13th.
 
                                                       IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                          "1st European Women's Yth & Jnr Championships"
                                                      
Ireland's Michaela Walsh had to settle for a silver medal at the 1st European Women's Youth & Junior Championships in Bulgaria this afternoon after she lost out narrowly to Armine Nersesyan of Russia.
The Belfast teenager was edged out 2-0 over three rounds in the bantamweight final in Yambol City.
Despite the loss Walsh, and her Irish team-mate Sarah Close, will be taking home one silver and one bronze medal from the inaugural tournament.
Both Irish boxers were competing in the junior category.
The podium finishes maintains the Irish Amateur Boxing Association remarkable sequence of having won medals at every international tournament entered this year.
Women's junior international bouts are contested over three, one and a half minute rounds.
Fifteen nations represented by 130 boxers were competing in Yambol City.
The Irish team are due to arrive back via Dublin Airport at 9.15pm on Sunday evening.
 
Irish team and Management
Team Manager: Dominic Kiernan
Coaches: Catherine Meli, Paul McMahon
Sadie Duffy (Representative)
 
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family GG)
60Kg: Sarah Close (Abbey BC)
 
1st European Women's Youth & Junior Championships Results & Draw
December 11th Semi finals
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Kremena Mladenova (Bulgaria) 1-1 c/b 5-0
60Kg: Sarah Close (Ireland) lost to Love Holgerfson (Sweden) 2-3
 
December 13th Final
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to  Armine Nersesyan (Russia) 0-2
 
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
Ph: 086.0579558
Fax: 061.408627
bernard.oneill@oceanfree.net
www.iaba.ie
 
December 11th.
 
                                                       IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                          "1st European Women's Yth & Jnr Championships"
                                                      
Ireland's Michaela Walsh advanced to the bantamweight final at the 1st Women's European Youth & Junior Championships following a 5-0 count-back semi final win over Bulgarian bantamweight Kremena Mladenova in Yambol City, Bulgaria tonight.
But despite a brave showing in the 60Kg semi final, Sarah Close, of the Abbey club in Co Down, had to settle for bronze after she edged out 3-2 by Swedish lightweight Love Holgerfson.
Both Irish boxers are competing in the junior category.
Fifteen year old Walsh, of the Holy Family club in Belfast, will meet Armine Nersesyan of Russia in Saturdays 54Kg final.
The Ulster teenager is now guaranteed at least silver, a victory, which along with Closes' bronze medal win, maintains the IABAs sequence of having claimed medals from every international tournament entered this year.
Women's junior international bouts are contested over three, one and a half minute rounds.
Fifteen nations represented by 130 boxers are competing in Yambol City.
 
Irish team and Management
Team Manager: Dominic Tiernan
Coaches: Catherine Meli, Paul McMahon
Sadie Duffy (Representative)
 
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family GG)
60Kg: Sarah Close (Abbey BC)
 
1st European Women's Youth & Junior Championships Results & Draw
December 11th Semi finals
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Kremena Mladenova (Bulgaria) 1-1 c/b 5-0
60Kg: Sarah Close (Ireland) lost to Love Holgerfson (Sweden) 2-3
 
December 13th Final
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Armine Nersesyan (Russia)
 
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
Ph: 086.0579558
Fax: 061.408627
bernard.oneill@oceanfree.net
www.iaba.ie
December 10th.
 
                                                       IRISH AMATEUR BOXING ASSOCIATION
                                                          "1st European Women's Yth & Jnr Championships"
                                                      
Ireland's Michaela Walsh and Sarah Close today received byes into the semi finals of the inaugural European Women's Youth & Junior Championships in Yambol City, Bulgaria.
Both boxers, who are competing in the junior category, and are now guaranteed at least bronze.
Walsh, who boxes out of the Holy Family Golden Gloves club in Belfast, will meet Bulgarian bantamweight Kremena Mladenova in the last four tomorrow.
And Close, a member of the Abbey BC in Co Down, will face Swedish lightweight Love Holgerfson just two bouts from gold in Thursdays 60Kg semi final.
Fifteen nations represented by 130 boxers are competing in Yambol City.
 
Irish team and Management
Team Manager: Dominic Tiernan
Coaches: Catherine Meli, Paul McMahon
Sadie Duffy (Representative)
 
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Holy Family GG)
60Kg: Sarah Close (Abbey BC)
 
1st European Women's Youth & Junior Championships Draw
December 11th Semi finals
54Kg: Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Kremena Mladenova (Bulgaria)
60Kg: Sarah Close (Ireland) v Love Holgerfson (Sweden)
 
Bernard O'Neill
Public Relations Officer
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
Ph: 086.0579558
Fax: 061.408627
bernard.oneill@oceanfree.net
www.iaba.ie

1st Youth and Junior Girl's European Championships

10.12.2008
The 1st Youth and Junior Girl's European Championships start on Wednesday and will gather over 130 boxers from 17 countries to participate in this historical event in Yambol, Bulgaria.

The inaugural tournament for girls aged 17 and 18, and 15 and 16 covers 13 weight categories both in Youth age group (born in 1990-1991) and in Junior age group (born in 1992-1993).

The results and online videos of the bouts can be seen on the official website of Bulgarian Boxing Federation, www.bgboxing.org

 

 

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