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IOC approves qualification for athletes in boxing for Tokyo 2020


Following the recommendations made on 22 May 2019 by the IOC EB to keep the boxing tournament on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme while suspending the recognition of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), the IOC EB added further proposals to ensure the delivery of the qualification events and the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020. They will immediately come into force if the IOC Session approves the IOC EB recommendations of 22 May 2019.

The EB decision includes two main topics:

Tokyo 2020 event programme

The boxing tournament will be composed of 13 weight categories, 8 for men and 5 for women (compared to 10 for men and 3 for women at Rio 2016), as already approved by the IOC EB in June 2017.

The confirmed weight categories are:

Men’s events (8)

Fly (48kg to 52kg)

Feather (52kg to 57kg)

Light (57kg to 63kg)

Welter (63kg to 69kg)

Middle (69kg to 75kg)

Light Heavy (75kg to 81kg)

Heavy (81kg to 91kg)

Super Heavy (91kg to +91kg)

Women’s events (5)

Fly (48kg to 51kg)

Feather (54kg to 57kg)

Light (57kg to 60kg)

Welter (64kg to 69kg)

Middle (69kg to 75kg)

Tokyo 2020 qualification system

  • The proposal includes a revised quota distribution to enhance gender equality, which would increase by 25 per cent the women’s quota previously approved by the IOC Executive Board in June 2017.

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