Viking Results: 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Day 3

The semi-finals took place, but which members of Team Sweden made it to the finals?

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!