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04 November 2021, 17:04

Belarus' Yauheni Karmilchyk clinches World Boxing Championships bronze

Photo courtesy of jn.com
Photo courtesy of jn.com

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – Yauheni Karmilchyk of Belarus claimed bronze at the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships which is underway in Belgrade, Serbia, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian lost in the semifinal to Kazakhstan's Temirtas Zhussupov in the 48kg event.

According to competition rules, athletes who reach the semifinals become bronze medalists. Earlier, Yauheni Karmilchyk secured three victories over athletes from Sri Lanka, Kenya and Mongolia.

Aliaksei Alfiorau of Belarus will compete for a spot in the 80kg final.

Belarus last won medals at the world championships in 2015. Then, Dzmitry Asanau won bronze in the 56kg event in Doha, Qatar.

The competitions will be over on 6 November. The prize fund is set at $2.6 million. World champions will get $100,000 each. Silver medalists will get $50,000, bronze medalists - $25,000.

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