- Klaasen bags a fourth ATP World Tour doubles title in the US
- Strauss hoping title defence will spark return to form
- Defending champ Venter makes his SA senior team debut
- Singh shoots Amajita to victory against Cameroon
- Pace bounces back with strong finish in Thailand
- Blitzboks take it easy before Las Vegas Sevens
- Maripa bags first title of the year in Bolton
- England wrap up Summer Series with 2-0 win against SA
- Five more Meet records at SA Grand Prix
- Fichardt nails 15th Sunshine Tour win at Joburg Open
Heijns downed in China
- Updated: May 15, 2012
The last of our three fighters crashed out of the AIBA women’s World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China on Monday, writes Mark Etheridge.
The competition doubles up as an Olympic qualifying event and none of our boxers will be making their way to London later this year. The championships were the seventh staging of the event and attracted close on 350 fighters contesting the 10 titles on offer.
On Saturday Thobile Khumalo (lightweight, 60kg) and Anna du Plessis (flyweight, 51kgkg) lost their preliminary bouts.
Then on Sunday Claudia Heijns went down to Taiwan’s Dara Flora Shen. That fight was in the middleweight division (75kg) and Shen won 25-9.
She won the first round 9-4, completely dominated the second at 8-1 and took the third and final round 8-4.