The Technical Meeting and the Official Draw for the Asian Games took place today, September 22, at the Hangzhou Gymnasium in Hangzhou (CHN).
The boxing tournament is scheduled to start on Sunday, September 24, and will run until October 5. A total of 237 boxers from 38 National Olympic Committees will compete in 13 weight categories, vying for one of the coveted 34 Paris 2024 qualification quota places that will be awarded during the 19th Asian Games. The stage will be the Hangzhou Gymnasium, where bouts will be contested in two daily sessions at 14:00 and 19:00, with a day off on October 2.
The Official Draw followed the Technical Meeting, presented by the Secretary General of HACOG Mr. Jin Chenglong, the Director of Operations Team of Hangzhou Gymnasium Mr. Wang Li, the Venue Executive Deputy General Manager Mr. Shen Zhigang, the Asian Games Boxing Competition Manager Mr. Jiao Subin, the Venue Doping Control Manager Mr. Leng Shijun, and the competition’s Technical Delegate, Mr. Angel Villarreal.
This event marks the third 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. Following the Asian Games, the attention will turn to the Pan American Games and then to the Pacific Games later this year. Looking ahed to 2024, the pathway will culminate in two World Qualifiers to be held in Busto Arsizio (Italy) and Bangkok (Thailand) in March and May respectively.
Stay tuned for the latest updates and insights that will be posted online on the Athlete 365 Boxing Corner website at boxing.athlete365.org
More information on the Asian Games official website.
Find the event schedule here.