Last day of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying finals take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

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The Boxing road to Tokyo kicked-off on February 20th – 218 athletes from 39 nations, the best boxers of the African continent have been competing at the Dakar Arena for 33 Olympic quota places at Tokyo 2020. The event is being organised by the IOC Boxing Task Force* (BTF), in cooperation with Dakar’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the Senegalese National Olympic Committee. Nine days of African competition came to an end with the Final bouts and Box Offs in categories of Women’s Fly (48-51kg), Women’s Light (57-60kg), Women’s Middle (69-75kg), Men’s Feather (52-57kg), Men’s Welter (63-69kg) and Men’s Light Heavy (75-81kg).  The Boxers who have booked their place at Tokyo 2020 today are as follows: Assaghir Mohamed (MAR), Mengue Ayissi Albert (CMR), Bwogi Shadiri (UGA), Mulenga Everisto (ZAM), Takyi Samuel (GHA), Mardi Khadija (MAR), Khelif Imane (ALG), Cheddar Rebab (MAR) and Ongare Christine (KEN). Dakar is the first of five Boxing Qualifying Events for the Olympic Games. Three additional continental Qualifying Events will follow in Amman, Jordan (Asian/Oceanian qualifier, 3-11 March), London, Great Britain (European qualifier, 14-24 March) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (Americas qualifier, 26 March to 3 April). A fifth and last competition, the Final World Qualifying Event, will be held in Paris, France, from 13 to 20 May. The Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament will feature 286 boxers (186 men, 100 women) competing in 13 weight classes (eight for men, five for women).