In Tokyo, Turkey’s B. Surmeneli won the women’s welterweight division after a tough final match against China’s Gu Hong.
This was Turkey’s first-ever boxing gold medal. After a back-and-forth fight marked by difficult exchanges and holdin.
B. Surmeneli emerged victorious by a score of 3:0 on both judges’ cards. Gu nearly single-handedly triggered them with her awkward, hold-heavy play style, which baffled her competitors on the way to a silver medal.
In the second round, Gu was deducted a point for holding, although had it not been for that deduction, he would have won the fight on two of the three judges’ scorecards.
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B. Surmeneli Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: B. Surmeneli of Turkey Wins Women’s Welterweight Gold
B. Surmeneli, possibly the most stunning fighter in the 100-woman Tokyo field, pounded Gu in the late stages of the second round with her strength and quickness.
Before B. Surmeneli victory in the women’s welterweight division, one of two new women’s categories created for the Tokyo Olympics.
Turkey had only ever won two silver medals and two bronze medals at the Olympics. The United States’ Oshae Jones and India’s Lovlina Borgohain both took home bronze medals.
While Borgohain is only India’s third Olympic boxing medalist, Jones is one of four medalists for the most successful U.S. boxing squad since 2000.
B. Surmeneli Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Final
On Saturday, the welterweight (69kg) final at the Tokyo Olympics will feature Turkey’s B. Surmeneli against China’s Gu Hong, a two-time silver medalist at the world championships.
On Saturday, defending welterweight (69kg) champion B. Surmeneli of Turkey will face two-time runner-up Gu Hong of China in the final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Her finals opponent, a 32-year-old Chinese woman, shared a similar path to victory.
Even Gu’s competition was no match for her. Saturday will also include the men’s welterweight (75 kg) and flyweight (52 kg) and women’s flyweight (52 kg) finals (51kg).
On Friday, the Turkish boxer B. Surmeneli defeated her rival and moved on to the semifinals of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The 23-year-old B. Surmeneli faced up against the Ukrainian athlete Anna Lysenko in the quarterfinals of the women’s 69 kilogramme class at Kokugikan Arena.
B. Surmeneli also made headlines since she was the first Turkish boxer to win a medal at the Olympics. On August 4th, she will play in a semifinal.
B. Surmeneli told Anadolu Agency earlier this year that competing for and earning an Olympic medal has been a lifelong goal of hers.
For as long as she can remember, B. Surmeneli has wanted to be an Olympic medalist. This year, she revealed to Anadolu Agency that her goal has always been to achieve that goal. On August 4, she’ll play in a semifinal match.
Defeating China’s Gu Hong on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics, Turkey’s B. Surmeneli won the country’s first-ever Olympic boxing gold.
B. Surmeneli was so overcome with passion at hearing the news of her triumph that she dropped to the floor, banged the canvas, and promptly burst into tears.
After a back-and-forth fight that featured plenty of holding and uncomfortable exchanges, B. Surmeneli emerged victorious by a score of 3:0 on both judges’ cards.
Gu nearly single-handedly triggered them with her awkward, hold-heavy play style, which baffled her competitors on the way to a silver medal.
Gu earned silver, and the runners-up, Lovlina Borgohain of India and Oshae Jones of the United States, both received bronze.