Boxer Zamkova announced his intention to win the ninth gold in the championships of Russia
MOSCOW, 26 Aug – Two-time Olympic bronze medalist boxer Andrey Zamkovoy said that the record, eighth gold medal of the Russian Championships, won on Saturday in Khabarovsk, will not be the final success in his career, there is a goal to become the country’s strongest boxer for the ninth time.
In the final bout in the weight category up to 71 kilograms, Zamkova defeated Ivan Stupin.
“Everything went just fine,” said Zamkovoy, estimating his eighth victory in the national championships. “I’m in a wonderful mood now, I completed the task with which I went to the Russian championship. I was scared to lose in Khabarovsk, but this is boxing. Everything could happen and I am very glad that everything ended well. I do not plan to end my sports career after the eighth victory in the championships of Russia. I will try to win the gold medal for the ninth time.”
Zamkovoy was born in the city of Svobodny (Amur Region), the athlete represents the Moscow Region and the Khabarovsk Territory.
Zamkova, who turned 36 in July, won bronze medals at the Olympic Games in London and Tokyo in the weight category up to 69 kg. He also became the world champion in 2019 in this category at a tournament in Yekaterinburg. Zamkovoi has previously won Russian championships in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020.
The prize fund of the Russian championship is 26 million rubles. Championship winners in each weight category receive 1.5 million, silver medalists – 250 thousand, and bronze medalists – 125 thousand.