At the 2023 IBA World Women’s Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India from the 16th, Oh Yeon-ji (Ulsan Metropolitan City Sports Association) secured the second bronze medal following the bronze medal at the 2018 World Women’s Championships.
On the 22nd (Korean time)안전놀이터, Oh Yeon-ji advanced to the semi-finals with a 5:0 decision victory over Hazilla Kelip (Algeria) in the quarterfinals of the preliminary round.
In the round of 32 on the 17th, she advanced to the round of 16 with a 5:0 decision victory over Falcon Emeralda (Mexico), and in the round of 16 on the 21st, she defeated Chipper Cristina (Moldova) by a 5:0 decision victory and won all of them. Completely won the match.
Oh Yeon-ji is an athlete whose strong point is her good foot-work and accurate straight lines, and her skill is added. Since her introduction to the women’s division at the National Sports Festival, she has won 10 consecutive gold medals, establishing herself as a signboard of Korean boxing.
After the match, Oh Yeon-ji said of her determination that “she will do her best until the end with pride as a national team player.”
Oh Yeon-ji’s semi-final match will be held on the 23rd at 22:45 (scheduled Korean time) against powerful Pereira Beatriz (Brazil) to advance to the final.
The Korea Boxing Association dispatched a team of eight players (director Han Hyung-min, coach Han Sun-chul, foreign coach Fortin Brochu Arian, and trainer Kim Young-hyun) to New Delhi, India on the 6th.