Vietnamese boxer Nguyen Thi Tam emerged victorious on Tuesday, after beating Botswana athlete Modukanele Lethabo Bokamoso in the Round of 16 of the 2023 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in India. Tam’s outstanding performance secured her a spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
With a height advantage, Tam showed a preemptive strategy.
She scored an impressive almost absolute point in each of the first two rounds of Tuesday’s showdown.
In the third round, Lethabo Bokamoso appeared to be increasingly weaker and even took a hard hit to the canvas once.
Tam won a resounding victory in the match, defeating their opponent 5-0. In four of the rounds, Tam achieved an absolute score of 30 points, securing their decisive victory.
Her opponent in the quarterfinals is Spain’s Fuertes Fernandez Laura, who ranked ninth in Europe in 2022.
The fight will take place at 7:30 pm on Wednesday (Vietnam time).
Before Tuesday’s match, Tam had left a great impression on the audience and participants at the championship after her impressive 5-0 victory over Kazakhstani opponent Kyzaibay Nazym. Nazym had previously been crowned the world champion in 2014 and 2016, and also the Asian champion in 2021.
Nguyen Thi Tam was declared the winner of an exhilarating fight, leaving the audience in awe. The photo accompanying this news shows Nguyen Thi Tam proudly displaying her victory, with the International Boxing Association (IBA) logo in the backdrop. This photo is a reminder of her hard work and commitment that led her to success. Nguyen Thi Tam stands as a symbol of courage and determination for all aspiring athletes.
|Nguyen Thi Tam is declared the winner of a fight. Photo: IBA|
She has won several medals at numerous international competitions, including gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games and the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. Tam’s success has inspired many other female athletes from her country to compete at the highest levels.
Tam, a 29-year-old athlete from the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh, is widely known as the best representative of the country in the women’s 50kg and 51kg featherweight categories. She has achieved remarkable success at various international competitions, including gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games and the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. Her remarkable accomplishments have served as an inspiration to countless other female athletes from her country, encouraging them to strive for excellence in their own sporting pursuits.
She won four national boxing gold medals in a row from 2017 to 2020, and consecutively secured two gold medals at the National Sports Festival in 2018 and 2022. She also earned a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, a gold medal at the 2019 and 2022 Southeast Asian Games, and two gold medals at the 2017 and 2022 Asian Championships.
On the same day of the competition, Tam’s teammate, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hao, was eliminated from the Round of 16 by Italian boxer Irma Testa.
Previously, other Vietnamese athletes, including Nguyen Thi Hoi, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tran, Vo Thi Kim Anh, Ha Thi Linh, Luu Diem Quynh, Nguyen Thi Huong, and Nguyen Thi Phuong Hoai, bade farewell to the tournament.
The 2023 International Boxing Association (IBA) Women’s World Boxing Championship is set to be held in New Delhi, India from March 15 to 26. An exciting and competitive event, the tournament is sure to be a highlight of the boxing calendar. Celebrating the best female boxers from across the globe, the Championship will see some of the most talented women in the sport competing for the coveted title of World Champion. With a variety of different weight classes and a range of skill levels, the tournament is sure to be an action-packed event. Spectators will be able to witness some of the finest female boxers in the world as they go toe-to-toe in a bid to be crowned the IBA Women’s World Boxing Champion.
The winner of a gold medal will be awarded a cash prize of US$100,000, the silver medalist will receive $50,000, and the bronze medalist will be given $25,000.