Tajik Boxer Usmonov Wins Gold Medal at the GeeBee Boxing Tournament-2022 in Helsinki

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Tajik boxer Bahodur Usmonov won a gold medal at the 40th international boxing tournament in Finland in memory of Gunnar Barlund, known under the pseudonym GeeBee, reported the National Olympic Committee of Tajikistan.

The tournament was held from April 7 through 10 in Helsinki with the participation of more than 100 athletes from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, England, Wales, Scotland, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Hungary, France, Germany, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

Usmonov in the weight category up to 63.5 kg started the competition from the quarterfinals (in the first round he was free) and defeated the representative of Armenia Hamlet Mnatsakanyan with a score of 5:0.

In the semi-finals, he defeated his Hungarian rival Richard Kovacs 3-2. Then in the final, Tajik boxer defeated the Scottish athlete Risi Lunch with a score of 4:1 and won the gold medal.

GeeBee Boxing Tournament-2022 have been held since 1982. This year the fights were held in 4 weight categories among women and 11 weight categories among men.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan