British trio Karriss Artingstall, Lauren Price and Demie-Jade Resztan are guaranteed a medal at the Women’s World Championships after reaching the semi-finals of their weight classes.

Featherweight Artingstall beat Yodgoroy Mirzaeva of Uzbekistan 5-0, while middleweight Price beat Lithuania’s Iveta Lesinskyte by the same score.

Resztan was a 3-2 winner over Italy’s Roberta Bonatti at light-flyweight.

The semi-finals at the event, held in Russia, will take place on Saturday.

All three are guaranteed at least a bronze for making the last four and have produced the best performance for the GB women’s team at a World Championships since 2012.

Artingstall and Resztan are aiming to go one better than the silver medals they won at the recent European Championships in Madrid.

Price, who won Commonwealth Games gold in 2018, became the first Welsh woman to secure a World Championships medal with bronze in 2018.

Wales’ only other World Championships medallists are Kevin Evans, in 1999, and Andrew Selby, in 2011 and 2013.

Welsh welterweight Rosie Eccles was defeated by China’s Yang Liu.


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