OLYMPICS/Taiwan flyweight Huang Hsiao-wen advances to quarterfinals in boxing

07/29/2021 05:14 PM
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Taiwanese boxer Huang Hsiao-wen (in blue). CNA file photo
Taiwanese boxer Huang Hsiao-wen (in blue). CNA file photo

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) Taiwanese boxer Huang Hsiao-wen (黃筱雯) won her opening bout in the women's 48-51kg flyweight category at the Tokyo Olympics Thursday, earning a spot in the quarterfinals.

The 23-year-old, who is competing in her first Olympics, beat Italy's Giordana Sorrentino with a unanimous 5-0 decision during a round of 16 in the preliminaries.

Huang began the bout on a strong note, using constant lateral movement and never allowing her opponent to dictate the pace, taking the first round 48-47 on the five judges' cards.

Keeping up the tempo, the young Taiwanese was able to stay on top in the next two rounds, posting scores of 50-45, 50-45 over her Italian opponent at Tokyo's Kokugikan Arena.

Thursday's match was Huang's first bout in Tokyo, and she is scheduled to go up against Nina Radovanovic of Serbia in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Ko Lin)

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