Despite her defeat in the final, the Algerian boxer Imane Khelif distinguished herself in Istanbul (Turkey) and managed to win the silver medal at the 2022 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships as well as the title of vice-world champion. This Friday, May 20, 2022, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, congratulated the young 23-year-old pugilist for her remarkable performance.
In a message posted on his Tweeter account this Friday, May 20, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, congratulated the young boxer Imane Khelif who won the silver medal and was crowned vice-world champion at the World Championships women’s amateur boxing 2022 in Istanbul, Turkey.
“With this new world feat achieved by our great boxer Imane Khelif, as we are on the doorstep of the Mediterranean Games that our country will host, I offer her my congratulations, hoping that all our athletes will be inspired by her journey. I wish him more performances and titles,” wrote President Tebboune in his congratulatory message.
Barely 23 years old, the young boxer, native of Tiaret, Imane Khelif marked the history of Algerian women’s boxing by winning the title of vice-world champion in the 63 kg category, after her defeat yesterday, Thursday, May 19, 2022, against Irish Amy Sara Broadhurst in the final of the 2022 Women’s Worlds with a score of (5-0).
بالإنجاز العالمي الجديد لملاكِمتنا البطلة، إيمان خليف، ونحن على أبواب الألعاب المتوسطية في بلادنا، أقدم لكِ تهانيّ، متمنيا من كل رياضيينا أن يحذوا حذوها..فمزيدا من التألق والألقاب.
— عبدالمجيد تبون – Abdelmadjid Tebboune (@TebbouneAmadjid) May 20, 2022
Boxing-Women’s Worlds 2022: another Algerian stands out in Istanbul
Another young Algerian boxer distinguished herself in Istanbul during this world women’s sporting event. Indeed, it is the 21-year-old Constantine Ichrak Chaïb who created a sensation in the ring by bringing home the bronze medal in the 66 kg category.
It should be noted that the two boxers, Imane and Ichrak, achieved a historic first in the history of Algerian boxing by qualifying for the semi-finals of a world championship, but also by winning medals and titles. As a reminder, the 2022 Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships, which take place from May 6 to 21, 2022, count the participation of 310 athletes, representing 73 countries, and this, according to 12 different weight categories.