The 2017 IMMAF Asian Open is beginning to come to a conclusion with no less than eight Swedes in action in semi-finals taking place on Thursday.
With Team Sweden representing across seven different weight classes, they have an outstanding chance of bringing home a number of gold medals from Singapore.
Check out the results below to find out which members of Team Sweden are heading to Friday’s finals with the chance of a gold medal.
Thursday 15th June – Results
Women’s Flyweight Semi Final (125lbs): Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) vs. Jihin Radzuan (Malaysia)
Gabriella Ringblom def. Jihin Radzuan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).
Women’s Flyweight Semi Final (125lbs): Anja Saxmark (Sweden) vs. Alish Smith (Australia)
Anja Saxmark def. Alish Smith via submission (rear-naked choke) after 1:56 of Round 1.
Bantamweight Semi Final (135lbs): Renato Vidovic (Sweden) vs. Zhen Teng Lim (Singapore)
Renato Vidovic def. Zhen Teng Lim via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27).
Featherweight Semi Final (145lbs): Daniel Schalander (Sweden) vs. Bekzat Zhassiya (Kazakhstan)
Bekzat Zhassiya def. Daniel Schalander via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28).
Lightweight Semi Final (155lbs): Tobias Harila (Sweden) vs. Jokhar Taimuskhanov (Kazakhstan)
Tobias Harila def. Jokhar Taimuskhanov via KO after 0:37 of Round 1.
Welterweight Semi Final (170lbs): Axel Karlsson (Sweden) vs. Zhan Kenzhebayev (Kazakhstan)
Phan Kenzhebayev def. Axel Karlsson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).
Middleweight Semi Final (185lbs): Heytham Rabhi (Sweden) vs. Sam Lawson (Australia)
Heythan Rabhi def. Sam Lawson via submission (triangle choke) after 01:01 of Round 2.
Light Heavyweight Semi Final (205lbs): Anton Turkalj (Sweden) vs. Jing Yi Chong (Malaysia)
Anton Turkalj def. Jing Yi Chong via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Friday 16th June – Fixtures
Women’s Flyweight Final (125lbs): Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) vs. Anja Saxmark (Sweden)
Bantamweight Final (135lbs): Renato Vidovic (Sweden) vs. Olzhas Moldagaliyev (Kazakhstan)
Lightweight Final (155lbs): Tobias Harila (Sweden) vs. Benjamin Charles Robson (Great Britain)
Middleweight Final (185lbs): Heytham Rabhi (Sweden) vs. Joseph Luciano (Australia)
Light Heavyweight Final (205lbs): Anton Turkalj (Sweden) vs. Imad Hoayek (Lebanon)
Heavyweight Final (265lbs): Irman Smajic (Sweden) vs. Chaddad Alexandre (Lebanon)
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see how our seven Swedes got on in their six finals!