Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
Four DPRK women boxers were finalists at the 3rd Taipei City Cup International Boxing Tournament held from 15 to 18 August in Taiwan. Ri Hyang Mi, who has been boxing for over a decade, was first in the 51 kg weight category. Ri defeated Taiwan’s Man Ting Pai in the preliminaries, Sri Lanka’s Kaluhath E.G.D.Da Silva in the quarter-finals, Mongolia’s Nandintsetse Myagmardulam in the semi-finals and defeated her fellow DPRK pugilist Kim Hyang Mi in the finals. 2nd place finalist in the 51 kg weight class Kim Hyang Mi defeated Taiwan’s Meng-Chieh Ping during the quarter finals and Thailand’s Sopida Satumrum in the semi finals.
Ri Kwang Suk, also took first place in the 60 kg weight class, defeating Singapore’s Nurshahidah Roslie in preliminaries, Thailand’s Peamwilai Laopeam in the quarter finals, Kazakhstan’s Gulzhan Ubbiniyazova in the semi finals and Australia’s Bianca Elmir in the finals. U Yong Gum placed second in the 48 kg weight class. U defeated Indonesia’s Beatrix Sugaro in preliminaries, Kazakstan’s Dina Ilyubayeva in quarter finals, Sri Lanka’s Kosala Nilmini in semifinals, but she was beaten by Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat during the finals in a 2:1 decision.