Turkey’s Susenaz Sürmeneli beat China’s Gu Hong to capture the country’s first Olympic boxing gold on Saturday at the Tokyo Games.
B. Surmeneli Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
After a back-and-forth fight that featured much of holding and uncomfortable exchanges, Sürmeneli came out on top by a score of 3:0 on both judges’ cards. Gu nearly single-handedly triggered them with her clumsy, hold-heavy play, which baffled her opponents and helped her win silver.
Early in the second round, Gu was penalised a point for holding. Sürmeneli, undoubtedly the most impressive fighter in the group of 100 women at Tokyo, dominated Gu with a late-round flurry.
When her triumph was declared, Sürmeneli became overcome with emotion and fell to the floor, banging the canvas before breaking down in tears.
Silver went to Gu, while bronze went to Lovlina Borgohain of India and Oshae Jones of the United States.
After losing to Bulgaria’s Stoyka Krasteva in the women’s flyweight boxing finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Turkey’s Buse Naz akrolu took home silver.
Krasteva, 35, showed her experience across all three rounds to defeat akrolu, 10, who was trying to capture Turkey’s first-ever boxing Olympic crown. Krasteva had previously finished second twice at the bantamweight division at the world championships.
Despite losing the final 5–0, akrolu brought home Turkey’s third boxing medal and sixth medal overall.
Later on Saturday, his teammate Busenaz Surmeneli will fight in the welterweight final, giving Turkey a second chance to win its first boxing gold medal.
London 2012 was the first Olympic Games to feature women’s boxing, although at the time there were just three weight classes. Five can be found in the Tokyo area.
Here are a few Specifics about her private life:
Busenaz Sürmeneli entered the world on May 25, 1998, in the city of Bursa, Turkey. She spent much of her childhood in Trabzon, Turkey, after her father took a job there.
She always dreamed of being a member of the town’s all-female football squad. Her coach, Turkey’s national boxing team technical director Cahit Süme, helped her make the switch to boxing when she was ten years old. While at Trabzon University, she majored in PE and sport.
A Résumé of her Time Spent in the Ring:
She was a Multiple-Time Winner at the Youth Championships. At the 2017 Women’s European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in Cascia, Italy, Sürmeneli placed second.
At the 2019 Women’s European Amateur Boxing Championships, held in Alcobendas, Spain, she placed third. At the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, she triumphed as champion.
At the 64th Bocskai István Memorial International Boxing Tournament in Debrecen, Hungary in February 2020, she won the gold medal in the 69 kilogramme category.
At the Upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics, Sürmeneli won Gold in the Welterweight division.
Surmeneli won Turkey’s first boxing medal at the Olympics on Sunday at Tokyo’s Kokugikan Arena by knocking out China’s Gu Hong. She has been in superb form throughout the competition, winning every match she has participated in with a lopsided score of 5 wins to 0.
At the 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, held in Istanbul, Sürmeneli triumphed as the champion. Surmeneli won the welterweight world title for the second time after defeating Charlie Cavanagh of Canada in the final.