Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Kenney Represents US At Junior And Youth Women's World Championships In Taipei, Taiwan!
(photo courtesy of the Alexandria Times)
Best wishes to Alexandria, VA's Iesha Kenney who will be competing at the 2015 World Junior and Youth Women's World Championships in Taipei, Taiwan beginning on May 16.
The 17-year-old Kenney has been successful on a national and international level for a number of years. In 2013, Kenney won a bronze medal at this same tournament in Bulgaria, competing at 132 pounds. Kenney won a national title at 141 pounds in 2014.
This year, Kenney will compete as a middleweight on the Youth team.
The Washington Post's Brandon Parker has a nice feature on Kenney that you can find here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/alexandria-teen-iesha-kenney-is-ready-to-break-out-on-boxings-biggest-stage/2015/05/12/c3ac4558-e7a6-11e4-aae1-d642717d8afa_story.html
Kenney's coach, Kay Koroma (shown with Kenney) is a member of the coaching staff for the US team in Taipei.