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Bulgarian Boxer Stoyka Krasteva Wins Women's Flyweight Gold at Tokyo Olympics

Stoyka Krasteva of Bulgaria celebrates her win against Buse Naz Cakiroglu of Turkey. Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Boxing - Women's Flyweight - Final - Kokugikan Arena - Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021.
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TOKYO (Sputnik) - Bulgaria's Stoyka Krasteva won gold in the women's flyweight category final bout at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Bulgarian boxer defeated Turkey's Buse Naz Cakiroglu in three straight sets. Her victory brought the second gold medal to the Bulgarian team - the previous one was earned by martial artist Ivet Goranova, who won the women's 55 kg Kumite event.

Bronze medals went to Japanese boxer Tsukimi Namiki and Huang Hsiao-wen from Taiwan.

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