Ook op de website van de AIBA krijgt Roy Korving bewondering voor zijn finale-zege tijdens het GeeBee toernooi in Helsinki. .
Letterlijk schrijft de auteur van het officiale verslag:
Surprise of the tournament Netherlands’ Roy Korving achieved some great results at the youth level in 2013, but he was not the top favourite at Heavyweight (91 kg) in Helsinki.
Despite his perceived chances, he exceeded expectations and defeated Finland’s national team member Tomi Honka in the semi-final.
Korving continued his excellent tournament by defeating Kazakhstan’s Arbek Abduganiyev’s weak points in the gold medal bout.
Eerder liet de Hongaar Tibor Kincses ook al in een mail aan hoofdcoach Hennie van Bemmel weten: ,,Congratulations to your two gold medals in Helsinki. Kazakhstan’s Arbek Abduganiyev is their No.3 in the heavyweight class (91 kg) so that was a great victory for Roy Korving. It was a strong line-up and I am sure you will get an Olympic quota for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the men’s division as well. Nouchka Fontijn of course a different story, she is medal hope also in Rio.’’
List of the winners in Helsinki
Women’s 54 kg: Liu Piaopiao, China
Women’s 60 kg: Mira Potkonen, Finland
Men’s 49 kg: Brendan Irvine, Ireland
Men’s 52 kg: Azat Makhmetov, Kazakhstan
Men’s 56 kg: Peter McGrail, England
Men’s 60 kg: Shamil Askerov, Russia
Men’s 64 kg: Konstantin Bogomazov, Russia
Men’s 69 kg, Group A: Adam Nolan, Ireland