The Asian/Oceanian Boxing Olympic Qualifiers event 2020 was held at the Prince Hamzah Hall in Amman, Jordan from march 3- 11, 2020. A total of 9 Indian boxers qualified in this event for Tokyo 2020 Olympics,which is to be held at New National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan from 24 July, 2020 – 9 August, 2020.
Medal tally: China emerged as top of the medals standings with 6 medals (4 gold,2 bronze) in this event, while India ranked 9th with 8 medals (2 Silver, 6 Bronze).Key Points:
i.This tournament was meant to have taken place in Wuhan, China in February 2020 but was postponed and relocated due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
ii.Boxers of the Asian and Oceanian continents competed for 63 Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places – 41 for men and 22 for women.
iii.The men boxers fighted across 8 weight classes, from flyweight (52kg) to super-heavyweight (+91kg), while the women legend boxers competed across 5 weight classes, from flyweight (51kg) to middleweight (75kg).
Qualified boxer of India at Asia/Oceania Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifying tournament:
|S.No||Qualified boxer of India||Category||Medal won|
|1||Amit Panghal||Men’s Flyweight (52 kg)||Bronze|
|2||Manish Kaushik||Men’s Lightweight (63 kg)||–|
|3||Vikas Krishan Yadav||Men’s Welterweight (69 kg)||Silver|
|4||Ashish Kumar||Men’s Middleweight (75 kg)||Bronze|
|5||Satish Kumar||Men’s Super heavyweight (+91 kg)||Bronze|
|6||Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom||Women’s Flyweight (51 kg)||Bronze|
|7||Simranjit Kaur Baatth||Women’s Lightweight (60 kg)||Silver|
|8||Lovlina Borgohain||Women’s Welterweight (69 kg)||Bronze|
|9||Pooja Rani||Women’s Middleweight (75 kg)||Bronze|
Points to be noted for Boxing Tokyo olympic qualifiers event:
i.In February 2020, already 33 boxers have qualified for olympic places through African qualifying event that was held in Dakar, Senegal.
ii.The European qualifying event will take place in London in March 2020.It will be followed by the Americas qualifying event 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For those people,who fail to qualify through their continental event, they will get a 2nd chance at a world tournament 2020 in Paris, France in May, 2020.
Other Tokyo olympic qualifiers:
After Neeraj Chopra, Javelin thrower Shivpal Singh wins 2020 Tokyo Olympics ticket
India’s Javelin throw player Shivpal Singh (24) qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after he achieved the Olympic qualifying mark in the ACNW (Athletics Central North West) League Meeting 2020 held in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
He threw the javelin at a distance of 85.47 meters,while the qualifying mark for the men’s javelin throw in the Tokyo Olympics is 85 meters.
i.With this, he is the 2nd javelin thrower after Neeraj Chopra who will represent the country in this games.
ii.Neeraj, who is considered India’s biggest medal hope in Olympic at the beginning of the year before Shivpal Singh, won the Olympic ticket by throwing 87.86 meters at the ACNW meet in South Africa.
2024 Summer Olympics:
Host city– Paris, France
Schedule– 26 July -11 August,2024