Nouchka Fontijn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈnuʃkaː fɔnˈtɛin]; born 9 November 1987) is a Dutch amateur boxer. She is the current European champion in the women's middleweight or 75 kg class after winning gold at both the European Games in 2015 and the European Championships in 2014.

Nouchka Fontijn
Nouchka Fontijn at the awarding ceremony of the 2015 European Games.jpg
Fontijn (center) at the 2015 European Games
Statistics
Weight classMiddleweight
Weight(s)75 kg (165 lb)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
NationalityDutch
Born (1987-11-09) 9 November 1987 (age 32)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Boxing record[2]
Total fights119
Wins101
Wins by KO7
Losses18
Draws0
No contests0
Websitewww.nouchkafontijn.nl

Early life and educationEdit

Nouchka Fontijn was born on 9 November 1987 in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She studied physiotherapy at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.[3]

Boxing careerEdit

 
Nouchka Fontijn (left) fighting Anna Laurell Nash in the 2015 European Games final

Fontijn started amateur boxing in 2007 and has been competing in the middleweight or 75 kg class.

She first became Dutch champion in 2009 and has prolonged her title every year since.[4]

She won silver at the 2011 European Championships in Rotterdam, after losing in the final from Nadezhda Torlopova.[5] She won gold at the 2014 European Championships in Bucharest.[6] The next year, she also won gold at the 2015 European Games in Baku.[7]

She won silver at the 2016 World Championships in Astana and again silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, both times after losing 3–0 from Claressa Shields in the final.[1][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nouchka Fontijn". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Boxing record for Nouchka Fontijn". BoxRec.
  3. ^ Biography Nouchka Fontijn, NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Fontijn blijft beste boksster van Nederland" (in Dutch), de Volkskrant, 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "De Jong Europees kampioen boksen, Fontijn verliest finale" (in Dutch), Nu.nl, 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Boksster Fontijn kroont zich tot Europees kampioen" (in Dutch), Nu.nl, 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  7. ^ Boxing – Women's Middle (69 – 75kg), Baku 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Fontijn pakt zilver in olympisch bokstoernooi" (in Dutch), Algemeen Dagblad, 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nouchka Fontijn at Wikimedia Commons