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About Olympic boxing Athletes in Rio Olympics 2016

Olympic boxing:

Olympic Boxing is a famous sport with an ancient history. It was introduced to the ancient Olympic games in the 7th century. From earliest evidence of boxing dates back to Egypt around 3000bc. the sport was then introduced to the ancient Olympic games by the Greeks in the late 7th century, then the soft leather thongs were used to bind boxers’ hands and forearms for protection. After that later, in Rome, leather thongs were exchanged for the Cetus a glove studded with metal was also provided.
Unfortunately this did not help the shoes involved, as boxing matches of the era usually ended with the death of one or other con Each National Olympic Committee is permitted to enter up to one athlete in each event. There are Six places (five men and one woman) are reserved for the host nation Brazil, where the remaining places are allocated to the Tripartite Invitation Commission because of non-ALBA professional boxers are eligible to participate for the first time at the Olympics, a total of thirty-seven places has been reserved and thereby distributed and twenty are qualified by the ALBA Pro Boxing Series with two for each event, while seventeen through the World Series of Boxing. Each participant had a quota of places to be filled through the two amateur and semi-pro league tournaments.

Weight Classifications of men Olympic Boxers:

Light Flyweight (under 49 kg)
Flyweight (under 52 kg)
Bantamweight (under 56 kg)
Lightweight (under 60 kg)
Light Welterweight (under 64 kg)
Welterweight (under 69 kg)
Middleweight (under 75 kg)
Light Heavyweight (under 81 kg)
Heavyweight (under 91 kg)
Super Heavyweight (over 91 kg)

Olympic boxers

                                                                              Olympic boxing

Weight Classifications for Women:

Flyweight (under 51 kg)
Lightweight (under 60 kg)
Middleweight (under 75 kg)

Women Olympic Boxers

                                                      Women’s in Olympic Boxing

Equipment for Olympic boxing competitors:

The Competitors should wear either red or blue. The Olympic Boxers must wear boxing gloves conforming to ALBA standards and the gloves weigh 10 ounces and feature a white strip to mark the main hitting area. These should be mainly required for the candidates. The Bouts are conducted in a square ring measuring 6.1 meters inside the ropes on each side. The floor of the ring consists of canvas stretched over a soft underlay, and it extends 45.72 centimeters outside the ropes and each side of the ring has four ropes running parallel to it. The lowest one runs 40.66 cm above the ground, and the ropes are 30.48 cm apart.The corners of the ring are colored with red and blue, and the other two corners, called “neutral” corners, are colored with white.
Qualification events for Olympic Boxing:
2014–2015 World Series of Boxing (WSB) – The two top ranked boxers at the end of the 2014–2015 season in each weight category (except light flyweight, heavyweight, and super heavyweight with one each).[4]
2014–2015 AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) World Ranking – The champion and world-ranked top challenger in each weight category of the APB World Ranking at the end of the first cycle in September 2015.[4]
2015  World Boxing Championships – Doha, Qatar, 5–18 October – The top three boxers from five weight categories (bantamweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and middleweight), the gold and silver medalists from three divisions (light flyweight, flyweight, and light heavyweight), and the champions in two heaviest classes (heavyweight and super heavyweight).
2016 A Women’s World Boxing Championships – Astana, Kazakhstan – The top four boxers in each weight category.
2016 APB and Olympic Qualifier – The top three of the remaining boxers in each of the eight categories, and the champion in two heaviest classes.[4]
2016 World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
2016  Continental Olympic Qualifiers (both men and women)

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