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Stridsman wins women's Thailand Open

Umina PCYC boxer Anja Stridsman has won the Women's Thailand Open.

Stridsman made it through to the quarterfinals in the Women's Light where she defeated her North Korean opponent.

She defeated her Vietnamese opponent in the semi-finals to compete with the host nation in the final.

After an intense few rounds, Stridsman took the bout, winning the gold medal.

She was also named Female Boxer of the Tournament.

The win caps off a successful few months for Stridsman, who qualified for the World Boxing Championships after taking the gold at the Australian Women's Titles at the start of July and scoring herself two sponsorship deals.

Fellow Umina PCYC boxer Kaye Scott also contested the Open but was eliminated in a preliminary bout against Russia.

Despite the surprising loss, Scott said she was still working hard towards her goal of making the Australian Women's Boxing team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

"Losing often forces you to analyse training regimes, fight preparations, technical and tactical choices, recovery and weight management areas," Scott said.

"This training year has been jam-packed with the coming 12 months even more intense with major benchmark events that I need to be at my peak for.

"From here it's light general training for me a few weeks to reset my engine physically and mentally," Scott said.

Scott has also won her division at the Australian Titles and has also picked up a sponsorship deals.

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