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Team USA Leaves 2020 Alexis Vastine Tournament with 10 Medals

By Brian Taylor, USA Boxing | Oct. 30, 2020, 1:51 p.m. (ET)

The first annual Alexis Vastine Tournament came to a close today in Nantes, France, where Team USA grabbed 2 gold and 4 silver to add to their four bronze medals earned earlier in the tournament. 

Abraham Perez (Albuquerque, N.M.) started the day for Team USA against Amith of India, the 2019 Elite World Championships silver medalists. Perez put up a strong effort, however, fell short of taking the judges cards to take the silver, his second international medal this month. 

Light heavyweight Rahim Gonzales (Las Vegas, Nev.) put up an impressive performance against England’s George Crotty, including giving Crotty an 8 count in the third round, however, fell short of the victory at the end of the bout. Gonzales adds a silver medal to his bronze he earned earlier this month in Spain. 

Richard Torrez Jr. (Tulare, Calif.) once again saw his opponent pull out of the bout, resulting in the American superheavyweight to take another victory by walkover and his second gold medal this month.

Bantamweight Andrea Medina (San Diego, Calif.) closed out the day for the Americans in dominating fashion to take the victory over Sweden’s Stephanie Thour. Medina adds another gold medal to her gold medal performance in Spain earlier this month, to medal in all three international tournaments she has competed in this year.

Middleweights Joseph Hicks (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Naomi Graham (Fayetteville, N.C.) earned silver medals following their walkover losses to the respective opponents. 

Darius Fulghum (Houston, Texas), Anthony Herrera (Los Angeles, Calif.), Delante Johnson (Cleveland, Ohio) and Charlie Sheehy (Brisbane, Calif.) rounded out the Americans medal haul with their bronze medals. 

Team USA will begin their return home to the United States tomorrow with a total of 19 medals between their two international competitions this month. The team will receive a much-needed break before their final training camp of the year in the upcoming weeks. 

Final Results
52 kg: Amit/IND dec. over Abraham Perez, Albuquerque, N.M./USA
57 kg: Andrea Medina, San Diego, Calif./USA, vs. Stephanie Thour/SWE
75 kg: Ashish Kumar/IND won by walkover over Joseph Hicks, Grand Rapids, Mich./USA, WO
75 kg: Elzabeta Wojcik/POL won by walkover over Naomi Graham, Fayetteville, N.C./USA, WO
81 kg: George Crotty/ENG dec. over Rahim Gonzales, Las Vegas, Nev./USA
91+ kg: Richard Torrez Jr., Tulare, Calif./USA, won by walkover over Mourad Aliev/FRA, WO

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