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Quartet of UK female boxers make European semi-finals


Summary of story from BBC News, October 19, 2011

Natasha Jonas, Lisa Whiteside, Savannah Marshall and Nicola Adams have all won places in the European Women’s Boxing Championships in the Netherlands.

Light-welterweight (64kg) Jonas, 27, beat Russia’s Anastasia Bellyakova in an impressive performance.

The two-time EU amateur boxing champion, said: “Russia is always a difficult team. We went there for a camp in February and [Bellyakova] beat me so it shows how far we’ve come.

“I’m not here for anything less than gold. The tournament is not finished, you can relax a little knowing you’ve got a medal but I’m here for gold.”

Jonas, Marshall and Adams are also members of Great Britain Boxing’s Olympic Squad.

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