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Two Olympic qualifiers remain before the start of the 31st Olympiad in 67 days in Rio.

The Games officially begin on August 5th. Boxing begins on August 13th.

Katie Taylor became the seventh Irish boxer to book a ticket at the recent 9th World Women’s Elite Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan after claiming lightweight bronze.

Kellie Harrington won an historic silver medal at the tournament in the light-welter class. Flyweight, lightweight and middleweight are the three Olympic weights for women.

Astana was the final qualifier for women.

The three Olympic female champions from London 2012, Nicola Adams (Great Britain), Claressa Shields (USA) and Taylor have now secured Rio 2016 berths.

The 11 female lightweights qualified are Taylor, Shelley Watts (Australia),Yana Alekseevna (Azerbaijan),Adriana Araujo (Brazil), Yin Junhua (China), Estelle Mossely (France), Mira Potken (Finland),Hasna Lachgar (Morocco),Irma Testa (Italy),Anastasia Beliakova (Russia) and Mikaela Mayer (USA).

Eleven boxers have also booked places in the flyweight and middleweight classes for women.

The three remaining places – one per weight class – will be distributed via the Tripartite Commission (invitation places) in the coming weeks.

Thirty six women – 12 in each weight – compete at the Olympics.

The focus now switches to men.

The penultimate qualifier begins in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 14. Four Irish boxers will compete at the tournament in the light-welter, middle, heavy and super-heavy weights.


World Qualifier Baku, Azerbaijan June 14th/26th

Total Olympic Places: 39

Light-fly: 2
Fly: 5
Bantam: 5
Lightweight: 5
Light-welter: 5
Welter: 5
Middle: 5
Light-heavy: 5
Heavy: 1
Super-heavy: 1

World Series of Boxing v AIBA Pro Boxing Qualifier (dates and host city to be decided for June or July)

Total Olympic places: 26

Light-fly: 3
Fly: 3
Bantam: 3
Lightweight: 3
Light-welter: 3
Welter: 3
Middle: 3
Light-heavy: 3
Heavy: 1
Super-heavy: 1

Tripartite Commission (Invitation places)

Total Olympics places: 8 (5 for men and 3 for women)

Irish boxers qualified

51kg (Flyweight) –
60kg (Lightweight) – Katie Taylor (Bray)
75kg (Middleweight) –

49kg (Light-flyweight) – Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
52kg (Flyweight) – Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg (Bantamweight) – Michael Conlan (Clonard)
60kg (Lightweight) – David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy & AIBA Pro Boxing)
64kg (Light-welterweight) –
69kg (Welterweight) – Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg (Middleweight) –
81kg (Light-heavyweight) – Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)
91kg (Heavyweight) –
91+kg (Super-heavyweight) –