A world boxing qualifying match for the Tokyo Olympics has been canceled and a European occasion was postponed from April to June.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee stated Tuesday plans have been modified due to “present challenges to worldwide journey and associated restrictions in lots of nations” throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Boxers worldwide have been to compete for 53 locations within the Tokyo lineup at a match in Paris in June.
These locations will now be allotted equally throughout continents by world rankings primarily based on outcomes since 2017, the IOC stated.
Olympic entries from Africa and the Asia-Oceania area will now be allotted by rankings whereas boxers within the Americas and Europe can nonetheless earn qualifying locations within the ring.
An Americas match is scheduled for Might 10-16 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the European qualifiers needs to be in June at a venue to be determined.
The European occasion started in London final March then was stopped after three of 11 scheduled days when the pandemic was declared. London was to have hosted the postponed occasion this April.
An IOC-appointed panel is organizing the Tokyo boxing tournaments after recognition of the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) was suspended over governance and finance points.
There can be eight males’s weight lessons and 5 girls’s weight lessons on the Tokyo Olympics, that are set to open July 23.