After ten intense days and more than 540 bouts, the boxing tournament of the 2nd World Qualification Tournament came to an end today at the Indoor Arena Huamark in Bangkok, Thailand. A total of 37 Olympic quota places were awarded, one in each of the bouts contested in the afternoon and evening sessions. The tournament was the last qualifier on the Boxing Road to Paris, distributing 51 quota places across 13 weight categories for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Enkhjargal MUNGUNTSETSEG (MGL) conquered the first quota place of the day in the Women’s 54kg weight category. It was a close ring battle against Johana Carolina GOMEZ LANDAETA (VEN), with the Venezuelan edging the first and second rounds 3:2 by the thinnest of margins. With boxers giving their all in the last 3 minutes of the match, the Mongolian landed the clearer shots, clinching a 3:2 split decision victory.

In the same weight division, Hsiao Wen HUANG (TPE) dominated her quota bout against Bojana GOJKOVIC (MNE), displaying excellent skills and sharp punches to seal a 5:0 unanimous decision win.

IM Aeji (KOR) defeated Zeynab RAHIMOVA of Azerbaijan on her way to the Olympic quota place. She left no room for doubt, dominating the match from the beginning and securing a commanding 5:0 victory with a full scorecard. Today, it was a unanimous decision win also for Jennifer LEHANE (IRL) who bested Hanna LAKOTAR (HUN). Lehane was the first of five Irish boxers competing today for an Olympic quota to succeed in the mission.

In the Women’s 66kg division, Navbakhor KHAMIDOVA (UZB) emerged victorious after an intense bout against Kristina KULUHOVA of Serbia. Exceptional combinations were executed by both, with the Serbian sealing a victory.

Jessica TRIEBELOVA (SVK) refused to give up in her bout against the French Emilie SONVICO. SONVICO edged the first round 3:2, but TRIEBELOVA counterattacked in the second and third rounds to bring home the match and the first quota place for Slovakia.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Brigitte MBABI also left her mark as she outscored Ivanusa MOREIRA (CPV) in less than 3 rounds, overwhelming her before the referee stopped the contest at 1:49.

Moments later, Team Ireland celebrated another quota place when Grainne WALSH was announced as the winner of her contest against Ani HOVSEPYAN (ARM) via a 5:0 unanimous decision victory.

The Indoor Stadium Huamark exploded with joy as Baison MANIKON (THA) triumphed over the Italian young talent Melissa GEMINI by 4:1 in their Women’s 75kg quota bout. The 2022 Asian Games bronze medallist from Thailand did not waste her opportunity to shine on home soil, using an effective offensive strategy to earn her ticket to Paris.

In the same weight division, Hergie BACYADAN (PHI) secured a quota by defeating Maryelis YRIZA (VEN) 5:0. Also, Citlalli Vanessa ORTIZ (MEX) was a convincing winner today as she left no chance for Patricia Adanma Epelle MBATA (NGR), defeating her via a commanding 5:0 victory.

In the Men’s 51kg weight division, the 19-year-old southpaw Rafael LOZANO SERRANO (ESP), alias Balin, caused an upset to SO Chon Ryong (PRK), winning via a unanimous decision after a notable match. In the other ring, David DE PINA (CPV) picked up the pace and started his final match of the tournament with some good punches targeting the face of opponent Mahdi PARVIZI (IRI). The boxer from Cape Verde used an attacking strategy until the end, troubling the Iranian and securing a 5:0 unanimous decision victory.

Roscoe HILL (USA)’s dream to qualify for the Olympics came true today as he put on an impressive boxing show to beat his rival Gan-Erdene GANKHUYAG from Mongolia via a 5:0 unanimous decision win. In the same weight category, Team India celebrated Amit AMIT (IND), who achieved a quota spot thanks to an excellent performance resulting in a 5:0 win over Chuang LIU (CHN).

Moments later, high-energy bouts awarded four quotas in the Men’s 92kg event. The first two went to Belgium’s Victor SCHELSTRAETE and Azerbaijan’s Loren Berto ALFONSO DOMINGUEZ, who boxed at full pace to claim 5:0 victories against their opponents, Soheb BOUAFIA (FRA) and Erkin ADYLBEK UULU (KGZ), respectively.

With the same scoreline, the Polish Mateusz BEREZNICKI guaranteed his country a quota place after stunning Daniel GUZMAN (DOM). In another thrilling bout in the same weight category, Georgii KUSHITASHVILI (GEO) clinched a 3:2 split decision victory over Jamar TALLEY (USA). The American began with a strong performance, winning the first round 4:1. However, the Georgian mounted an effective counterattack in the second and third rounds, delivering powerful blows that persuaded the judges to award him the bout.

In the Women’s 50kg class, Nazym KYZAIBAY (KAZ) and Pihla KAIVO-OJA (FIN) will fly to Paris as they overcame their rivals, KANG Su Hyang (PRK) and Zainab Motunrayo ADESHINA (NGR), respectively.

The 22-year-old Daina MOOREHOUSE from Ireland secured her country’s third quota slot of the day as she dominated Zlatislava Genadieva CHUKANOVA (BUL), showcasing her talent and determination, earning a 4:1 points victory. Fatima HERRERA (MEX) was another convincing winner as she overcame Mckenzie WRIGHT (CAN), earning the favor of all the judges in each of the three rounds.

In the Women’s 57kg weight category, it was a match between young emerging stars when Alyssa MENDOZA (USA) and Maud VAN DER TOORN (NED) entered the ring. Both boxers showcased great determination and talent, but the strategy, along with some incredible punches, worked brilliantly for the 20-year-old American as she registered a 5:0 victory via unanimous decision. With the same scoreline, Jaismine JAISMINE (IND) eased past her opponent Marine CAMARA (MLI) to provide India with the third quota place of the tournament. Also, Esra YILDIZ KAHRAMAN of Turkey and Zichun XU of the People’s Republic of China emerged victorious in their respective bouts.

In the Men’s 63.5kg box-off match awarding the 5th quota place in the weight category, Kazakhstan’s Bazarbay Uulu MUKHAMMEDSABYR gave his best, showcasing exceptional moves and boxing skills to prevail over Alexandru PARASCHIV (MDA), earning qualification for Paris 2024.

The Women’s 60kg Box-Off for awarded HA Thi Linh from Vietnam the third Olympic slot at stake. After a close ring battle against Vilma VIITANEN (FIN), the boxer from Vietnam landed the clearest shots to win the match.

Ireland’s Aidan WALSH (IRL) will represent his country at this summer’s Olympics in Paris as he emerged victorious after a close Men’s 71kg division box-off bout against Angel Gabriel LLANOS PEREZ (PUR). In the Men’s 57kg event, India’s Sachin SACHIN (IND) won the 3rd quota place up for grabs in the category after outclassing Munarbek SEIITBEK UULU (KGZ).

Gerlon Gilmar CONGO CHALA (ECU) was on the winning side of a 3:2 split decision win in the Men’s +92kg weight category contest against Fernando ARZOLA (CUB). With the same scoreline, Armenia’s Davit CHALOYAN conquered the first quota place for his country after a hard-fought ring battle against Martin McDONAGH (IRL). Later in the evening, Ayoub GHADFA DRISSI EL AISSAOUI of Spain and Dmytro LOVCHYNSKYI of Ukraine sealed victories over Austria’s Ahmed HAGAG (AUT) and Stylianos ROULIAS (GRE), respectively.

A total of 51 Paris 2024 quota places were distributed during the 2nd World Qualification Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, across the 13 Olympic boxing weight categories (7 men’s, 6 women’s). 

Bangkok’s was the second and last World Qualification Tournament of the Boxing Road to Paris qualification series. Over 2,000 boxers from 172 NOCs, the Boxing Refugee Team, and Individual Neutral Athletes took part in the series, totaling 2,115 bouts across seven tournaments in five continents over two years, with 239 quota places awarded. Nine Universality Places are to be confirmed at a later stage, and one additional place will be distributed to the IOC Olympic Refugee Team, completing the lineup of 249 boxers that will compete in the Paris 2024 Boxing Tournament. 

This is the list of the winners of Bangkok’s 51 quota bouts. The respective Paris 2024 quota places will become final once confirmed by the respective NOCs, with the deadline set for 20 June, according to the qualification system.

Women’s 50 kg02/06/24KYZAIBAY NazymKAZ
Women’s 50 kg02/06/24KAIVO-OJA PihlaFIN
Women’s 50 kg02/06/24MOOREHOUSE DainaIRL
Women’s 50 kg02/06/24HERRERA FatimaMEX
Women’s 54 kg02/06/24MUNGUNTSETSEG EnkhjargalMGL
Women’s 54 kg02/06/24HUANG Hsiao WenTPE
Women’s 54 kg02/06/24IM AejiKOR
Women’s 54 kg02/06/24LEHANE JenniferIRL
Women’s 57 kg02/06/24MENDOZA AlyssaUSA
Women’s 57 kg02/06/24JAISMINE JaismineIND
Women’s 57 kg02/06/24XU ZichunCHN
Women’s 57 kg02/06/24YILDIZ KAHRAMAN EsraTUR
Women’s 60 kg01/06/24ALEXIUSSON AgnesSWE
Women’s 60 kg01/06/24OH YeonjiKOR
Women’s 60 kg02/06/24HA Thi LinhVIE
Women’s 66 kg02/06/24KHAMIDOVA NavbakhorUZB
Women’s 66 kg02/06/24TRIEBELOVA JessicaSVK
Women’s 66 kg02/06/24MBABI BrigitteCOD
Women’s 66 kg02/06/24WALSH GrainneIRL
Women’s 75 kg02/06/24MANIKON BaisonTHA
Women’s 75 kg02/06/24KHALZOVA ValentinaKAZ
Women’s 75 kg02/06/24BACYADAN HergiePHI
Women’s 75 kg02/06/24ORTIZ Citlalli VanessaMEX
Men’s 51 kg02/06/24LOZANO SERRANO RafaelESP
Men’s 51 kg02/06/24DE PINA DavidCPV
Men’s 51 kg02/06/24HILL RoscoeUSA
Men’s 51 kg02/06/24AMIT AmitIND
Men’s 57 kg01/06/24PAALAM CarloPHI
Men’s 57 kg01/06/24ABDURAIMOV AiderUKR
Men’s 57 kg02/06/24SEIITBEK UULU MunarbekKGZ
Men’s 63.5 kg31/05/24ROSENOV Radoslav SimeonovBUL
Men’s 63.5 kg31/05/24ALVAREZ ErislandyCUB
Men’s 63.5 kg31/05/24IBARRECHE CONDE OierESP
Men’s 63.5 kg31/05/24HASANOV MalikAZE
Men’s 63.5 kg02/06/24MUKHAMMEDSABYR Bazarbay UuluKAZ
Men’s 71 kg31/05/24EASHASH ZeyadJOR
Men’s 71 kg31/05/24NISHANT DEV Nishant DevIND
Men’s 71 kg31/05/24DURKACZ DamianPOL
Men’s 71 kg31/05/24RICHARDSON LewisGBR
Men’s 71 kg02/06/24WALSH AidanIRL
Men’s 80 kg01/06/24JONGJOHO WeeraponTHA
Men’s 80 kg01/06/24PINALES Cristian JavierDOM
Men’s 80 kg02/06/24IASHAISH HusseinJOR
Men’s 92 kg02/06/24SCHELSTRAETE VictorBEL
Men’s 92 kg02/06/24ALFONSO DOMINGUEZ Loren BertoAZE
Men’s 92 kg02/06/24BEREZNICKI MateuszPOL
Men’s 92 kg02/06/24KUSHITASHVILI GeorgiiGEO
Men’s +92 kg02/06/24CONGO CHALA Gerlon GilmarECU
Men’s +92 kg02/06/24CHALOYAN DavitARM
Men’s +92 kg02/06/24GHADFA DRISSI EL AISSAOUI AyoubESP
Men’s +92 kg02/06/24LOVCHYNSKYI DmytroUKR