Four Asian boxers among the flag bearers in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Four Asian boxers have been selected as flag bearers in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which was opened by the President of the International Olympic Committee Mr. Thomas Bach in the night. 64 Asian women and men boxers will be boxing for the medals in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 6.
Iraq’s Waheed Abdulridha Waheed is a veteran Middleweight class (75 kg) boxer who qualified for his first Olympic Games. The 33-year-old boxer was selected as the Iraqi flagbearer in the Opening Ceremony of the Games and will be competing for a surprise medal in the upcoming days.
Jordan’s Hussein Iashaish was involved to the national elite team in 2014 and only two years were enough to get a spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jordan’s AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event bronze medallist hope is only 21 but he is a hard opponent to anyone at the Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg).
Kyrgyzstan’s lone boxer in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event bronze medallist Erkin Adylbek Uulu who is a native talent in our sport. The 25-year-old Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) boxer reached the level of the world class boxers rapidly and his efforts delivered for him an Olympic spot.
Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Bakhodir Jalolov reached the top level after a few years of experiences in our sport. The three-time National Champion tall boxer is faster than his opponents and also has got realistic chance to win at least a medal in Rio. The 22-year-old Jalolov was appointed as Uzbekistan’s flag bearer in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.