Tasmyn Benny will compete in the women's under 48kg category at Gold Coat 2018.
Of Ngati Porou and Waikato descent, Benny is currently the No 1 Ranked 48kg Elite Female boxer in New Zealand. In overall Commonwealth Rankings she sits at seventh.
Still young at just 19 years of age, Benny is in only her second year as an elite boxer. She took gold against the Australian number one at the 2017 Trans-Tasman Championships and then in 2018 beat the USA sixth-ranked boxer with a total knock out at NZ vs USA Select tournament in Houston, Texas.
Tasmyn has also targeted higher weight classes to gain additional competition experience. In 2017 she fought in the 51kg category winning against the current 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist and finishing runner-up in the 2017 Australian Golden Gloves.
Benny is in the Royal New Zealand Navy and is from Thames.
Tasmyn's Games History
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018
Semi Final 2 0 : 5Preliminary Bouts 5:03