EIGHTEEN boxers have secured their place at Paris 2024 following the Africa Qualification Tournament in Senegal.
Eleven women and seven men successfully qualified for the Olympic Games following the seven-day tournament, which took place in the Dakar Arena on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital.
Ten boxers had confirmed their places ahead of the final day of competition. Eight more joined them at the end of day seven, when the final quota places were awarded alongside 13 gold medals.
One quota place was available in each of the men’s weight divisions and the women’s 75kg category. Two placed were on offer in each of the other women’s weight classifications.
The eleven women boxers who have secured Olympic qualification are:
- Light-flyweight (50kg) – Roumaysa Boualam (ALG) and Yasmine Mouttaki (MAR)
- Bantamweight (54kg) – Widad Bertal (MAR) and Yomna Ahmed Rezk Abdalla Ayyad (EGY)
- Featherweight (57kg) – Khouloud Hlimi (TUN) and Marcelat Sakobi Matshu (COD)
- Lightweight (60kg) – Hadjila Khelif (ALG) and Cynthia Ogunsemilore (NGR)
- Welterweight (66kg) – Alcinda Lucas Dos Santos (MOZ) and Imane Khelif (ALG)
- Middleweight (75kg) – Khadija Mardi (MOR)
They will be joined in Paris by the following seven male qualifiers:
- Men’s 51kg – Patrick Chinyemba (ZAM)
- Men’s 57kg – Joshua Omole Dolapo (NGR)
- Men’s 63.5kg – Jugurtha Ait Bekka (ALG)
- Men’s 71kg – Elsayed Ragab Elawady (EGY)
- Men’s 80kg – Abdelrahman Abdelgawwad (EGY)
- Men’s 92kg – Adam Olaore (NGR)
- Men’s +92kg – Mourad Kadi (ALG)
Following Dakar, attention will turn to the Asia Qualification Tournament, which will be held at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (23 September – 8 October 2023). The Americas Qualification Tournament will then take place at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile (20 October – 5 November 2023) and the Oceania Qualification Tournament will be part of the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara in the Soloman Islands (27 November – 2 December 2023).
These will be followed by two final World Qualification Tournaments in 2024. The first will take place in Busto Arisizio, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, (29 February – 12 March 2024) and the second and last Boxing Qualification Tournament will be held in Bangkok, Thailand (23 May – 3 June 2024).