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Taekwondo fighter wins world tournament

Mexicali Taekwondo fighter Leslie Soltero won gold in a world tournament held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Mexicali Taekwondo fighter Leslie Soltero won gold Tuesday in the World Taekwondo Tournament held in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Soltero, 21, defeated in the up to 67 kilogram division finals Aleksandra Perišić, of Serbia.

In the semifinals, Soltero defeated Cecilia Castro, of Spain, 2-1.

Previously, the Mexicali fighter who has won several Mexican and international tournaments defeated rivals from Jordan, Canada and Luxembourg.

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This tournament became Soltero’s debut in the senior category.

The City of Mexicali and the Municipal Institute of Sports and Physical Activity congratulated the fighter for her victory.

Legislator proposes recognition to former boxer

A state lawmaker proposed calling the National Sports Commission to recognize a retired boxer and former congresswoman.

Assemblywoman Evelyn Sanchez asked federal authorities to pay homage to Jackie Nava, a Tijuana boxer who announced her retirement last month.

Nava was also a Congresswoman with the conservative National Action Party.

Ass. Sánchez said Baja California has been distinguished for being a cradle of great athletes who have been highlighted nationwide and internationally.

One of those athletes was Nava, who became the first national bantamweight Champion and eventually became a world champion under the World Boxing Association.

Nava retired last month as standing Super Bantamweight Champion with the World Boxing Council.

At 42, Nava, also known as the «Aztec Warrior» had a record of 38-4, with 16 Kos.

Sanchez called the national commission to acknowledge Nava’s sports ethics, discipline and leadership.

Sanchez also called her colleagues to honor Nava for her trajectory.

“She is a woman who inspires many generations of women in the insecurity context,” Sanchez said. “Our girls need strength in sports.”


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