Team USA Guaranteed Three Medals Following Day 7 of 2018 World Championships

Nov. 20, 2018, 10:35 a.m. (ET)

Team USA punched their way to guarantee themselves three medals at this year’s Elite Women’s World Championships following the seventh day of action from in New Delhi, India.

Flyweight Virginia Fuchs (Houston, Texas) picked up her fourth unanimous decision win during these championships. Her victory over Yuan Chang of China solidifies her her first world championship medal, and she will be looking for her fifth win in Friday’s semifinal bout against Pang Chol Mi of the People’s Republic of Korea.

Naomi Graham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) continued to impress at these championships with her second win in India. The middleweight took the winning end of a 3-2 decision over Sarah Scheurich of Germany to land her spot in her first World Championships semifinal bout, where she will face China’s Qian Li on Friday.

Heavyweight Danielle Perkins (Houston, Texas) finally got her opportunity to step into the ring and did not disappoint, as she took all five judges cards against Lazzat Kungeiba Yeva of Kazakhstan, the 2016 Elite Women’s World Champion. Perkins will return to action in Friday’s semifinal matchup against Xiaoli Yang of China.

Light heavyweight Krystal Dixon was the first American to step into the ring today, but fell short of advancing to the medal rounds with a loss to Lina Wang of China. Dixon leaves these World Championships with a top eight finish.

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Day 6 Results

51 kg: Virginia Fuchs, Houston, Texas/USA, dec. over Yuan Chang/CHN, 5-0

75 kg: Naomi Graham, Colorado Springs, Colo./USA, dec. over Sarah Scheurich/GER, 3-2

81 kg: Lina Wang/CHN dec. over Krystal Dixon, New Rochelle, N.Y./USA, 5-0

81+ kg: Danielle Perkins, Houston, Texas/USA, dec. over Lazzat Kungeiba Yeva/KAZ, 5-0