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Overview of Boxing Competition in Olympic Games


 
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INTRODUCTION

ABOUT BOXING COMPETITION

HISTORY OF BOXING

COMPETITION FORMAT

BASICS OF BOXING

 

INTRODUCTION

    Boxing featured in the original Olympic Video game titles within the in 7th place millennium BC, as soon as opponents fought together with strips connected with skin draped close to the fists. The actual sport’s laws ended up codified throughout 1867 because Marques’s connected with Queensberry rules, called throughout complete on the nobleman that endorsed them.

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ABOUT BOXING COMPETITION

    Competition dates:Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August

    Number of medal events:10 men’s weight categories; three women’s weight categories.

    Number of competitors:250 men and 36 women

    Field of play:The boxing ring is 6.1m x 6.1m inside the ropes, which are 1.32m high.

HISTORY OF BOXING

    Boxing has been challenged at every Summer Olympic Games since its beginning to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. The 2008 Summer Olympics was the final games with boxing as a male only event. Beginning with the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing will be integrated in the program.

COMPETITION FORMAT

    The men’s as well as women’s Boxing events usually are run within a elimination format. The particular pulls for your men’s fat categories comprise possibly of sixteen, twenty six as well as twenty eight boxers, with regards to the class. The women choose any attract of 16 as well as on the quarter-final period. The particular winners in the 2 semi-finals in every single fat class remain competitive for your rare metal medal. The particular losers in the semi-finals usually are every single awarded any bronze.

BASICS OF BOXING

    The Olympic Boxing competition will feature 10 men’s weight categories, from Light Fly Weight (46-49kg) to Super Heavy Weight (over 91kg). Women’s Boxing will feature as a full Olympic medal event for the first time, with medals in three weights: Fly Weight (48-51kg), Light Weight (57-60kg) and Middle Weight (69-75kg).

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