Asquith secures fifth England gold

January 20, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


Emily Asquith clinched Team England’s fifth gold medal of the final day of action at the Nations Cup for Women in Serbia.

After Sunday had produced four gold medals for England – for Megan Bainbridge, Alice Pumphrey, Paris Smith and Amber Moss-Birch – the Bridlington boxer wasted little time in clinching her place on top of the podium.

Asquith – reigning European Youth champion – stopped opponent Ekaterina Yachmeneva in the 81kg+ division, having beaten another Russian in her semi-final.

It takes England’s final medal haul at the tournament to five gold medals, four silvers and two bronzes.