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Mozambican boxer Tiago Muxanga on Thursday guaranteed a third bronze medal for Mozambique at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Fighting in the light middleweight (67/71 kg) division, Muchanga won his quarter-final match against Wendell Stanley, from New Zealand, and moved through to the semi-finals, where he will face Kassim Mbundwike, of Tanzania, on Saturday.
Yesterday’s win automatically guarantees Muchanga bronze – all boxing semi-finalists are awarded medals.
In a tough and balanced match, the Mozambican showed all his talent and potential in the ring, winning by a tight 3-2 score.
The other two bronze medals for Mozambique were secured by boxers Rady Gramane and Alcinda Panguana, who will compete again tomorrow, Saturday, this time for the semi-finals.
Regardless of the results in the next round, Mozambique will beat, in this edition of the Commonwealth Games, the record of medals won in a single edition.
All other Mozambican athletes in action yesterday – Alex Macuácua and Ancha Mandlate in athletics and Armando Sigaúque in boxing – were defeated and therefore eliminated from their respective competitions.