The Baku Sports Hall in impressive form during the finals of the 6th AIBA Cadet World Championship
An emotional Rey Plat from Cuba graps his nation's flag after beating Georgia's Tavadze Roman in the 70kg final
Vipin Kumar from India was named the Best Boxer of the 6th AIBA Cadet World Championships
Finals - September 08 / 2007
The final curtain came down on the 6th AIBA Cadet World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday amongst joyous scenes with nine different countries walking away with gold medals.
Thirteen nations were represented in the finals of the 13 different weight catagories, before Azerbaijan, India, Russia and the Ukraine led the gold medal count with two a piece while USA, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Cuba and Puerto Rico all claimed one each.
Cadet World Championship
“This is the best ever Cadet World Championships ever staged,”
AIBA President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu said.
“The athletes have been of the highest calibre and have come from a far with Australia and Puerto Rico participating. The level of competition has been extremely high and once again, an AIBA tournament has taken place without any official protests. This is the new AIBA, this is the new Boxing, giving athletes the chance to participate to the best of their ability.”
India's Vipin Kumar (50kg) was named the tournament's best boxer while hosts Azerbaijan topped the points and medal ranking by with 36 points followed by Russia (27 points) and Uzbekistan (24 points).
Meanwhile India had the highest points per boxer with 4.2 points with Cuba (3.6) and Azerbaijan (2.8) filling the podium places.
Points are earnt acording to the following criteria.
- Preliminary Win = One Point
- Quarterfinal Win = One Point
- Semifinal Win = Two Points
- Final Win = Three Points