FOCUS ON-Boxing on the Tokyo Olympics


Egyptian boxer Yousry Rezk attends a coaching session together with his coach “Olesius” from Cuba forward of subsequent week’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo within the Olympic Middle For Coaching Nationwide Groups in Maadi, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt July 11, 2021. Image taken July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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July 23 (Reuters) – Deal with boxing on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:

THE ABSOLUTE BASICS

* The fighters compete over three rounds lasting three minutes with the winner selected factors by 5 judges utilizing an analogous system to skilled boxing.

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* Boxers can even win bouts by way of a knockout, if the referee stops the struggle or by way of the disqualification of their opponent.

* Fighters compete in divisions in response to weight from the lightest, flyweight, to the heaviest, super-heavyweight.

* The winner of the ultimate receives a gold medal, the loser silver, whereas bronze medals go to each dropping semi-finalists.

* The competitors will likely be organised by the Olympic Boxing Activity Drive after the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) was suspended attributable to “considerations over finance, governance, ethics and refereeing and judging”.

* Professionals have been allowed to compete in Olympic boxing for the primary time on the 2016 Rio Video games.

HOW MANY MEDALS?

There are eight gold medals for males and 5 within the ladies’s event.

WHAT HAPPENED IN RIO?

Uzbekistan and Cuba topped the medals desk with three golds every however questions over the standard of judging overshadowed the event, with Irish and U.S. boxers protesting they’d been “robbed” in quarter-final fights. AIBA eliminated some judges and referees from the Video games.

Within the second Olympic ladies’s event, Britain’s Nicola Adams and American Claressa Shields retained the titles they’d received in London.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN TOKYO?

The Uzbeks and Cubans will once more deliver robust males’s squads to Tokyo with contenders in most divisions.

With Adams and Shields not competing and the variety of ladies’s divisions elevated from three to 5, Tokyo might witness the primary feminine Olympic champion from outdoors the USA and Europe.

WHAT’S NEW?

The primary Olympic medals within the ladies’s featherweight and welterweight divisions will likely be awarded in Tokyo.

WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?

July 24-Aug. 8

WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?

Kokugikan Enviornment, an indoor venue often used for sumo tournaments.

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Boxing featured within the Historical Olympics however the basis for the fashionable sport got here in 1867 when it was codified beneath the Marquess of Queensberry Guidelines.

The game has been part of the fashionable Olympics because the St Louis Video games in 1904, though Swedish legislation forbad it on the 1912 Stockholm Video games. Ladies’s boxing was launched at London 2012.

WELL FANCY THAT

Ingemar Johansson, the big-hitting Swede who beat Floyd Patterson to win the world heavyweight crown in 1959, was disqualified from the 1952 Olympic remaining for “passivity” after spending two rounds back-pedalling. He needed to wait 30 years earlier than he acquired his heavyweight silver medal in 1982.

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Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, enhancing by Peter Rutherford

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