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15 September 2014 | in World University Championships, Boxing

Russians dominate 6th WUC Boxing



YAKUTSK – Yesterday, 14 September the 6th World University Boxing Championship in Yakutsk ended. More than 80 athletes representing 12 countries in the different weight categories, including women for the first time, participated in the event. The Championship took place from 9 to 14 September in the Sports Training Center 'Triumph'.

“We have chosen Yakutsk as a place of organization because there is a high level of infrastructure in this city and we have good venue for this event”, Dmitry Kiselev, Director of Federal Centre of Sports Training, commented.

After the final bouts, the Russian athletes won 7 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze, leading the medal tally ending first place by the team results. Among them two local Yakut athletes - Vasily Egorov and Darman Kutubekov. All medals were made of precious metals with Yakut diamonds.

During the closing ceremony the famous boxer Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao addressed the participants via a video message: "It is the great honor to welcome the participants of the 6th World University Boxing Championship. Unfortunately, I couldn't be with you on this big sports celebration. I am sure that the Championship was successful and became the start of an international career for many of you. I'm looking forward to seeing you on the 6th International Sports Games 'Children of Asia' in Yakutsk."

At the closing ceremony the Deputy of Ministry of Sports of Yakutia, Georgy Balakshin and the WUC Director of FISU, Paulo Ferreira, passed the FISU flag to Prasartu Suebeka, the President of the National University Sports Board of Thailand, where the next championship will be held in 2016.


(Source: WUC Boxing Media Dept.)