Colombia will be present at the World Cup in India with nine boxers

Olympic medalist Ingrit Valencia, who will compete in the 50 kilograms, will lead the Colombian team that will compete with nine punchers in the Elite Boxing World Championship, to be held in India from 15 to 31 this month.

The Colombian Olympic Committee (COC) reported that besides Valencia, the delegation consists of María José Martínez (52 kg), Yeni Arias (54 kg), Valeria Arboleda (57), Angie Valdés (60), Shirleidis Orozco (66 kg), Camila Camilo (63kg), Luisa Vásquez (70kg) and Angie Solano (75kg).

“It is always an honor for me to be here. We hope my teammates and I do very well at this World Cup,” Valencia said in a statement from the COC.

The athlete emphasized that it is the first time that such a large team of women takes part in a World Cup, for which she thanked the “support they have given us”.

Valencia comes from winning, in the 50 kilogram category, the silver medal at the Women’s World Championship that took place in Turkey, in May 2022.

For his part, Cuban coach Rafael Iznaga said that “the preparation has been done in Bogotá. We have a good team, with a lot of projection, the girls have the talent and the conditions to reach the goal.”

He remembered that Angie Solano was second in the juniors.

The group traveled this Friday and received the Colombian flag before departure from the new Minister of Sports, Astrid Rodríguez.

More than 380 boxers from 74 countries have registered for the event, numbers higher than those of the World Cup in Istanbul in 2022.

Colombia has only had one amateur world champion: Miguel María ‘Máscara’ Maturana from Cartagena, who won the title on November 18, 1981 at the World Cup in Montreal, Canada.

Source: El heraldo

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