1st World Qualification Tournament: Official Draw Sees 602 Boxers Competing in Busto Arsizio


Today, March 2, the Technical Meeting and the Official Draw of the 1st World Olympic Qualifier were held at the E-Work Arena in Busto Arsizio, Italy.

Starting from tomorrow, March 3, and until March 11, a total of 602 boxers representing 113 National Olympic Committees, along with the Boxing Refugee Team and Individual Neutral Athletes, will compete across 13 weight categories (6 Women’s, 7 Men’s). Their goal is to secure one of the 49 Paris 2024 qualification quota places, with 21 spots available in the Women’s events and 28 in the Men’s events. The tournament will unfold at the E-Work Arena, beginning with two daily sessions starting at 13:00 and 19:00 (Italy local time) on March 3, two sessions at 11:00 and 20:00 on March 4, and three sessions at 11:00, 15:30, and 20:00 from 5 to 8 March. On the final three days, March 9, 10 and 11, only two sessions will be held at 13:00 and 19:00.

Find the complete Official Draw Sheets and the official schedule at the tournament page (see “Draw Sheets” and “Schedule” sections at the bottom of the page).

In line with the PBUs primary mandate, and to focus on the athletes and their road to Paris, boxers will only compete until the quota places are distributed, and no medal matches and medal ceremonies will be staged during the tournament.

The 1st World Qualification Tournament follows the continental qualification phase held throughout 2023. During this phase, boxers worldwide competed in five events to secure quota place for Paris 2024. These events included the European Games in Krakow, Poland (44 quota places, 22 for women and 22 for men), the Africa Qualification Tournament in Dakar, Senegal (18 quota places, 11 for women and 7 for men), the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (34 quota places, 20 for women and 14 for men), the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile (30 quota places,16 for women and 14 for men), and the Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands (13 quota places, 6 for women and 7 for men).

Looking ahead, the Boxing Road to Paris 2024 pathway will culminate in the 2nd World Qualifier to be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand, in May.

Find the latest updates on the tournament page at https://boxing.athlete365.org/boxing-road-to-paris-2024/1st-world-qualification-tournament/ and follow the action on www.olympic.com