Algerian boxer Iman Khelif qualified, with merit, to the final of the (63 kg) weight category of the 12th edition of the World Boxing Championship (women) now taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, after her victory, today, Wednesday, against Dutch Heinem Chelsea, 5-0 in a fight semi final.
With the qualification that Khelif achieved at the expense of the Dutch Chelsea (23 years), who won the bronze in the European U-20 Championship in 2019, the daughter of the city of Tiaret (23 years) secured at least the silver medal, hoping to snatch the gold medal, which will also be a historic achievement for Algerian women’s boxing.
To achieve this goal, Khelif will face in the final, scheduled for midday tomorrow, Thursday, the Irish Amy Sarah Broadhurst, winner of the other semi-final, over her Indian counterpart Parveen (4-1).
Khelif, the 23-year-old daughter of Tiaret, is among the Algerian names in which specialists see the ability to honor national colors in international forums, and she can shine and achieve good results after winning the gold medal in the 37th edition of the “Stranga” tournament that took place last January in Sofia. (Bulgaria).
For her part, her compatriot Ichrak Chaib (66 kg) will be involved in the seventh fight for the second round of the semi-finals, starting at 16:00 Algeria time, when she will face Canada’s Kavanagh Charlie, the gold medalist of the 2018 World Cup Budapest (Hungary).
The Women’s World Boxing Championship kicked off on Sunday by the President of the International Federation of the game, Omar Krimlav, with a record participation of 310 boxers representing 73 countries, including Algeria.