Thanks to a strong semi-final performance, Chinese boxer Li Qian advanced to the gold medal bout at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Z. Magomedalieva Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
On the thirteenth day of play at the Tokyo Olympics, incredible matches were contested in four semi-finals and one final. Chinese boxer Li Qian, the reigning AIBA Women’s World Champion and ASBC Asian Champion, stunned and displayed her superior boxing acumen today, securing her spot in the middleweight finals (75kg).
On the thirteenth day of fights, the remaining boxers competed in the women’s middleweight (75 kg), men’s lightweight (63 kg), and men’s heavyweight (91 kg) divisions. Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz won gold, making it his second Olympic victory overall following Rio.
There are 70 qualified Asian boxers for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo; 26 women and 44 men.
There will be thirteen boxing champions crowned in Tokyo, and a total of 289 boxers participating in the Games. In Tokyo, athletes from Japan, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, India, Thailand, China, and Uzbekistan all brought home hardware.
Li Qian of China easily beat an Experienced Russian Competitor in the Semi-Finals.
Li Qian of China placed third at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but she has since dominated both international and domestic competition. The Chinese middleweight (75kg) boxer, 31, reached the semi-finals of the Olympics for the fourth time and squared off against a seasoned opponent, Zenfira Magomedalieva of the Russian Olympic Committee.
The Russian took the initiative, but Li Qian dominated the early exchanges from a distance, demonstrating that she is the superior fighter technically. In the opening seconds of the second round, Li landed a sharp counterpunch, ending the middle period’s efforts by the spirited Russian to increase his performance.
Magomedalieva moved into the sweet spot of Chinese boxer Li Qian’s fighting range. After six minutes of fighting, both fighters were warned once in the second round, and Li Qian had a commanding lead on all three scorecards.
In the semi-finals, Li swept the scorecards twice and appeared to have enough energy to win by unanimous decision in the third round. Lauren Price of the United Kingdom,
who earlier today defeated Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands, will face the Chinese boxer. Thanks for read our Article Z. Magomedalieva Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.