The twelve places places remaining for women at Rio 2016 will be claimed at the AIBA World Elite Championships which begin in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 19.

Twenty four boxers – counting in the three invitation places – have already qualified for Rio in the three Olympic weights – flyweight, lightweight and middleweight – for females.

Twenty one of those berths have been won directly at the Continental qualifiers through Africa, Asia/Oceania, Americas and Europe.

The three invitation places will be distributed through the Tripartite Commission at a date to be confirmed.

The remaining twelve places – four in each weight – are up for grabs at next month’s World Championships. A top four finish (reach the semi-finals) in Central Asia will suffice.

In the event of a boxer(s) qualifying through the Continental route and also reaching the top four standard in Kazakhstan – effectively qualifying for the same Olympic twice – the World Championships places prevail and the berths earned through the Continental qualifiers go back to the winners – or both finalists – of the 3rd and 4th place bouts from the Africa, Asia/Oceania, Americas and Europe qualifiers.

Brazil’s Adriana Araujo, a bronze medallist at London 2012, accepted the one host place for women in the lightweight class for Rio 2016.

36 women and 250 men compete at each Olympics.

Women qualified for Rio 2016

51kg – Flyweight

Stanimira Petrova, Bulgaria
Mandy Bujold (Canada)
Ren Cancan (China)
Ingrit Valencia (Colombia)
Nicola Adams, Great Britain
Zohra Ez-Zahraoui (Morocco)
Yodgor Mirzoyeva (Uzbekistan)
One Invitation Place

60kg – Lightweight

Shelly Watts (Australia)
Yana Akexseevna (Azerbaijan)
Yin Junhua (China)
Irma Tessa (Italy)
Mikaela Mayer (USA)
Adriana Araujo (Brazil (Host place)
Hasnaa Lachgar (Morocco)
One Invitation Place

75kg – Middleweight

Li Qian (China)
Claressa Shields (USA)
Ariane Fortin (Canada)
Khadija Mardi (Morocco)
Dariga Shakimova (Kazakhstan)
Iaroslava Iakushina (Russia)
Anna Laurell (Sweden)
One Invitation Place