The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has extended the age limits for the boxing event at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
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“Boxers must have been born between January 1 in 1980 and December 31 in 2002 to be able to take part in the Games,” the IOC said.
The International Olympic Committee has amended the age requirements of the boxing tournament of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The age limits have been amended by one year in the upcoming qualification events and the Olympic Games itself.
The new extended age limit is 41 years in the boxing event of the Olympic Games. Boxers who were born between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 2002 are eligible to attend in the qualification tournaments and the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Altogether, 112 boxers from 43 nations have already qualified for the boxing tournament of the Tokyo Olympic Games. 174 quota places are still outstanding for the Olympic Games which will be decided in the upcoming qualification events in 2021.
Two hundred and eighty six boxers – 186 males and 100 females – will compete at Tokyo 2021 across eight weights for men and five for women.
The deadline for the new qualification period for the Olympic Games is June 29 in 2021. The revision of the qualification system does not affect boxing; the same process will be held in 2021 as initially approved by the IOC Boxing Task Force.