Baku 2015: Azerbaijani boxer says she feels strength to become champion
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 23
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Agility and cunning helped Azerbaijani boxer in women's bantam (51-54 kg) Anna Alimardanova, who reached the semifinals of the competitions within the framework of the first European Games, to gain victory, she told reporters June 23.
The female athlete said that a good level of physical training also helped her to win. Alimardanova said that she tries to achieve maximum results in each fight.
"I gear up separately for every fight," she said. "I am very glad that I reached the semifinals. This means that I have at least bronze."
Speaking about the semifinals, Alimardanova said that her rival will be Russian Elena Savelyeva.
"I met her before at the Boxing World Cup and suffered a defeat," she said. "However now I feel the strength to become a champion. I will try to win a gold medal."
The European Games kicked off in Baku June 12 and will last till June 28. There are a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.
More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe came to Baku to represent their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.