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|Born||23 November 1994|
Karriss Artingstall (born 23 November 1994) is an English amateur boxer. She won a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics, silver at the 2019 European Championships and bronze at the 2019 World Championships. She is a gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery.
At national level, Artingstall won gold medals at the 2012 and 2013 Junior Championships and the 2018 Elite Championships.
In 2019 she won a silver medal at the European Championships, defeating Mona Mestiaen of France (5:0) in the preliminaries; Jennifer Fernández Romero of Spain (5:0) in the quarter-finals; Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria (5:0) in the semi-finals; before losing to Irma Testa of Italy (0:5) in the final.
She then won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships, defeating Yarisel Ramirez of the United States (5:0), Jo Son-hwa of North Korea (3:0), and Mijgona Samadova of Tajikistan (5:0) in the preliminaries; Yodgoroy Mirzaeva of Uzbekistan (5:0) in the quarter-finals; before losing to eventual winner Nesthy Petecio of the Philippines (4:1) in the semi-finals.
In a bid to secure a place at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Artingstall competed in the 2020 European Olympic Qualifiers. She won her first bout, defeating Helina Bruyevich of Bulgaria (5:0) in the preliminaries but suffered defeat against Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria (1:4) in the quarter-finals. Artingstall was able to secure her place after defeating Stephanie Thour of Sweden (5:0) in a box-off.
Her first bout of the Olympics came against Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi of Botswana, with Artingstall emerging victorious with a score of 5:0. Following a 5:0 victory against Jucielen Romeu of Brazil, Artingstall advanced to the quarter-finals to defeat Skye Nicolson of Australia (3:2). She lost her semi-final bout against Sena Irie of Japan (3:2) to secure a featherweight bronze medal.
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