Taiwan’s Huang Hsiao-wen on Sunday won a gold medal at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
Huang, 25, faced off against Yeni Marcela Arias Castaneda of Colombia in the final of the women’s bantamweight (52kg to 54kg) competition and secured a unanimous 5-0 decision at the biennial tournament.
Huang was in control from the opening bell, and used her height advantage to easily maintain a safe distance, throwing her signature left jab whenever her opponent tried to close in.
Huang’s victory was her second gold at the IBA world championships, following her 2019 win at the tournament in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
She is also an Olympic medalist, having won bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olymics.
Huang’s coach, Liu Tsung-tai, said her victory did not come easy, as she was feeling the pressure of having to do well after winning bronze in Tokyo.
Huang’s next challenge would be in September at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, which were postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Liu said.
When Huang last competed in the Asian Games in 2018, she won bronze in the featherweight category.
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