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Odlanier Solis and Cuban boxing team win world championship

Posted November 21, 2005 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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Prensa Latina

With an outstanding performance of its super heavy weigh Odlanier Solis, who won his third consecutive crown, Cuba recouped Sunday the World Boxing title in Miangyang, China, by winning four golds, one silver and three bronzes.

Under coach Sarbelio Fuentes, the Cuban boxers totalled 54 points to lead the competition, while reigning monarch Russia came behind with three gold and 41 points.

Cuban boxers Guillermo Rigondeaux (54kg), Yordenis Ugas (60), Erislandi Lara (69), and Solis (91 plus) wrapped up the gold medal, while Andry Laffita (51 kg) won the silver.

The Russian winners were Alexei Tischenko (57 kg), Matvey Korobov (75), and Alexander Alekseev (91), Alekseev winning in a no-show.

Twice Olympic and now three-time world champion, Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux secured his title by defeating German Rashimov Rustamhodza, 37-23.

Especially noteworthy in these contests was the prowess shown by two Cuban novices in this kind of championships, Yordenis Ugas and Erislandi Lara, who won the belts by defeating Azerbaijan Romal Amanov (42-28) and Belorussian Magomed Nurudinov (24-9), respectively.

For his part, Solis, also Olympic champion in Athens 2004, put a golden finishing touch to the performance of Cuban boxers in Mianyang be defeating 29-22 the strong Russian boxer Roman Romanshuk.

No other Latin American boxer in the championship won a medal. Fighters from 21 countries won at least one medal. Kaz

Following the medals by country and the medal winners:

MEDAL BY COUNTRIES

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total.

Cuba 4 1 3 8.

Rusia 3 1 1 5.

Kazakhstan 2 0 3 5.

China 1 0 0 1.

S.Korea 1 0 0 1.

Azerbaijan 0 2 1 3.

Uzbekistan 0 1 2 3.

Bulgaria 0 1 1 2.

Croacia 0 1 0 1.

Belorus 0 1 0 1.

Hungary 0 1 0 1.

Ucrania 0 1 0 1.

Armenia 0 0 1 1.

Egypt 0 0 1 1.

England 0 0 1 1.

France 0 0 1 1.

Germany 0 1 1 2.

Italy 0 0 2 2.

Romania 0 0 1 1.

Tajikistan 0 0 1 1.

USA 0 0 2 2.

Total 11 11 22 44.

WORLD MEDALLISTS:

48kg:

Gold-Zhou Shi Ming (CHN).

Silver-Pal Bedak (HUN).

Bronze-Sherali Dostiev (TAJ).

Bronze-Birzan Zhakypov (KAZ)

51kg:

Gold-Lee Ok Sung (KOR).

Silver-Andry Laffita (CUB).

Bronze-Mirat Sarsembayev (KAZ).

Bronze-Warren Rau’shee Warren (USA).

54kg:

Gold-Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB).

Silver-Rustamhodza Rahimov (GER).

Bronze-Allan Russell (USA).

Bronze-Alí Hallab (FRA).

57kg:

Gold-Alexey Tischenko (RUS).

Silver-Alexey Shaydulin (BUL).

Bronze-Simion Viorel (ROM).

Bronze-Yuriolkis Gamboa (CUB).

60kg:

Gold-Yordanis Ugás (CUB).

Silver Romal Amanov (AZE).

Bronze-Khabib Allakhverdiev (RUS).

Bronze-Domenico Valentino (ITA).

64kg:

Gold-Serik Sapiyev (KAZ).

Silver-Dilshod Mahmudov (UZB).

Bronze-Inocente Fiss (CUB).

Bronze-Emil Maharramov (AZE).

69kg:

Gold-Erislandi Lara (CUB).

Silver-Magomed Nurudinov (BLR).

Bronze-Bakhtiyar Artayev (KAZ).

Bronze-Neil Perkins (GBR).

75kg:

Gold-Matvey Korobov (RUS).

Silver-Ismayl Sillakh (UKR).

Bronze-Emilio Correa (CUB).

Bronze-Mohamed Hikal (EGY).

81kg:

Gold-Yerdos Dzhanabergenov (KAZ).

Silver-Marijo Sivolija (CRO).

Bronze-Artak Malumyan (ARM).

Bronze-Utkirbek Haydarov (UZB).

91kg:

Gold-Alexander Alekseev (RUS).

Silver-Elchin Alizade (AZE).

Bronze-Jasur Matchanov (UZB).

Bronze-Alexander Povernov (GER).

+ 91kg:

Gold-Odlanier Solís (CUB).

Silver-Roman Romanchuk (RUS).

Bronze-Kubrat Pulev (BUL).

Bronze-Roberto Cammarelle (ITA).

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