The Technical Meeting and the Official Draw of the Paris 2024 Africa Boxing Qualification tournament in Dakar, Senegal, took place today, September 8th, 2023.
The draw sheets for all 13 weight categories are now available on this website, within the “downloadable resources / draw sheets” section located at the event page’s bottom.
Starting from September 9th and running through to September 15th, boxers from across the continent will compete in the 13 Olympic boxing categories (7 men’s, 6 women’s categories) in the Senegalese capital, with the aim of securing the 18 Paris 2024 quota places up for grabs (11 for women and 7 for men).
A total of 42 African National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are represented in the tournament, with 235 participating athletes (83 women and 152 men). The event will span 7 days, from September 9th to September 15th, with a rest day scheduled for September 12th. Two sessions will be conducted daily at 12:00 and 17:00, totaling 222 bouts. The final phase of the event will be live-streamed by the Olympic Channel from September 13th to September 15th.
The tournament is organized by the National Olympic Committee of Senegal and sanctioned by the Paris 2024 Boxing Unit (PBU). It takes place at the Dakar Arena in Diamniadio, the same venue that successfully hosted the 2020 edition of the African continental qualifier on the road to Tokyo.
This event marks the second leg of the Boxing Road to Paris qualification series, which includes five continental tournaments and two world qualifiers. The journey began at the European Games in Krakow-Malopolska last June and will continue at the Pan American, Asian, and Pacific Games later this year. In March and May 2024, two World Qualifiers will be held in Busto Arsizio (Italy) and Bangkok (Thailand), respectively.
Stay tuned for the latest updates, photos, and results, all of which will be posted online on the Athlete 365 Boxing Corner website at boxing.athlete365.org