THE young England team continued its remarkable run of success at the European Youth championships at the Sofia Sports Hall in Bulgaria. On the finals day (September 10) Gemma Richardson, Caroline Dubois and Emily Asquith all won gold medals.
Pinewood’s Adam Azim reached the 60kgs final but was held to a silver medal by Russia’ Usman Magamadov, although the bout was far closer than the unanimous decision for the Russian might suggest. Azim had been excellent in his semi-final when he unanimously outscored Ukraine’s Igor Kovtun.
Dubois won the female 60kgs final, maintaining her incredible 40-bout winning streak. She took a close split decision over Russia’s Nune Asatrian. To win the semi-final Dubois had boxed with her accustomed class, harrying Ukraine’s Amina Abramova with her southpaw left to take a clear unanimous decision.