Nationwide champions Nick “Commander” Okoth (featherweight) and Elly Ajowi (tremendous heavyweight) have settled for bronze at Konstantin Kototkov Memorial boxing event that ended on Saturday in Khabarovsk, Russia.
Okoth misplaced to residence boxer Ovik Oganisyan in a unanimous 5-0 choice within the semi-finals on Friday as Ajowi, the Africa Zone Three champion, additionally went right down to Madiyar Saidrahimov from Uzbekistan within the semis in an analogous choice.
Oganisyan would finally win gold after beating Umid Rystamov from Azerbaijan in a 4-1 choice within the remaining. Rystamov had bundled out Japanese Tomo Tsuboi within the semi-final.
However after silencing Kenya’s Ajowi, Saidrahimov discovered the going robust towards residence boxer Aleksey Zobin to lose in a unanimous factors choice. Zobin beat Moroccan Younes Baalla within the semis.
The efficiency noticed Kenya end eleventh with two bronze medals. The host nation was ranked prime after gathering 19 medals; six gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze.
Kenya and Morocco had been the one international locations from Africa on the occasion.
Morocco picked two medals, silver and bronze.
Uzbekistan completed second with eight medals; 4 gold, one silver and three bronze adopted by Japan with 12 medals; three gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.
“It was outing for me forward of the Tokyo Video games,” mentioned Ajowi.
“Nevertheless, I must work on my footwork and guard.”
Different Kenyan boxers Commonwealth flyweight bronze medalist Christine Ongáre and nationwide bantamweight champion Elizabeth Akinyi misplaced within the first spherical of their respective bouts earlier on within the week.
The Kenyan quartet is making ready for the Tokyo Olympic Video games due July 23 to August 8 this yr.
The Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) organised the championships as preparations for Tokyo Olympic-bound boxers.
Kenyan authorities and the Nationwide Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-Ok) facilitated the journey.