The 9th German Women's National Championships finished with a few surprises in Straubing where 49 elite, 41 youth and 27 junior athletes competed for the medals.
Basel International Meet's silver medalist Lisa Cielas caused one of the biggest surprise of the championships when she eliminated AIBA Women's World Championships quarter-finalist 29-year-old Andrea Strohmaier in the semi-final of the Olympic middleweight class. Following her great success, Cielas' final fight with Janine Hofmann was stopped after three minutes and secured her first German title.
Light flyweight's two-time German Youth National Champion 19-year-old Christina Rupprecht defeated titleholder and EU Women's Championships competitor Sarah Bormann by 10:8 and secured her first gold among the elite athletes. Pinar Yilmaz from Wuppertal defended her throne and claimed the gold medal at the first Olympic division in the flyweight class after beating her old rival Diana Warnke by 16:8.
National squad member veteran Elena Walendzik had a close but successful final fight in the bantamweight class against reigning AIBA Youth World Champion 18-year-old Ornella Wahner who defeated former National Champion and Astana Women's Tournament bronze medalist Lisa Kempin in the semi-final.
At the Olympic lightweight class Ahmet Comert Tournament bronze medalist Julie Irmen defeated her great rival two-time National Champion Tasheena Bugar by 13:7 while top favourite EU Women's Championships bronze medalist Maike Klueners lost her semi-final and acquired only a bronze medal in Straubing.
Poland's European Championships silver medalist veteran Oliwia Luczak who has been boxing for a German club also had the right to take part at the Nationals. The veteran athlete triumphed over Jule Jacob by 25:9 in the light welterweight class final and secured her fifth German national title.
Newcomer Beata Blaszyk achieved her first National title in Straubing after defeating Bulgarian-German Sandra Atanassow by 21:9 in the featherweight class. Talented young Nadine Apetz achieved also her first National title in Straubing after beating Jessica Sowa by close 19:17 in the welterweight class.
In the youth part of the championships top favourites and the most experienced boxers such as Yasemin Paul, Maria Hamel, European Youth Championships silver medalist Katinka Semrau, AIBA Youth World Championships bronze medalists Darlene Joerling and Sarah Scheurich each claimed the gold medal at the event.
The youngest participants of the championships were the 15-16 year-old girls in the junior level of the event where AIBA Junior World Championships bronze medalist Elisabeth Wohlgemuth secured the gold medal while top favourite Kimberly Klingelhoefer losther semi-final in the 48kg weight class.
Copyright © 2010 AIBA http://www.aiba.org