The Asian qualified boxers after the Doha event
List of the qualified Asian athletes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
After the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships the Asian continent has got 14 quota places to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and among them 13 will be available due a duplication. Before the championships in Qatar our continent had seven spots which means Doha delivered further seven places to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Uzbekistan had a lone quota before the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but after their great performance in Qatar the number of their spots raised up to five. Murodjon Akhmadaliev (56 kg), Elnur Abduraimov (60 kg), Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (64 kg) and 19-year-old Bektemir Melikuziev (75 kg) secured their new places to Rio which means Uzbekistan is now near to their previous performance which was six in London. Uzbekistan has got two quota places – Hurshid Tojibaev from the APB and Elnur Abduraimov from Doha – in the Lightweight class (60 kg) which their association need to be decided later.
Asia’s top boxing nation Kazakhstan added one more quota to their previous three, star Daniyar Yeleussinov was able to get a spot at the Welterweight class (69 kg). Birzhan Zhakipov (49 kg) and Berik Abdrakhmanov (60 kg) qualified from the APB while Vassiliy Levit (91 kg) from the WSB previously.
China, the host of the 2016 AIBA Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers, is the third most successful Asian nation in the qualification to Rio de Janeiro. Lu Bin (49 kg) and Zhang Jiawei (56 kg) qualified from the AIBA Pro Boxing while surprisingly Liu Wei (69 kg) secured a spot in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
Iran’s best boxer Ehsan Rouzbahani (81 kg) was one of the first Asian who had a quota to Rio while Thailand’s first quota was achieved by Wuttichai Masuk (64 kg) who was bronze medallist in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
List of the qualified boxers to Rio:
49 kg: Birzhan Zhakipov, Kazakhstan
49 kg: Lu Bin, China
56 kg: Zhang Jiawei, China
56 kg: Murodjon Akhmadaliev, Uzbekistan
60 kg: Berik Abdrakhmanov, Kazakhstan
60 kg: Hurshid Tojibaev, Uzbekistan
60 kg: Elnur Abduraimov, Uzbekistan
64 kg: Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, Uzbekistan
64 kg: Wuttichai Masuk, Thailand
69 kg: Daniyar Yeleussinov, Kazakhstan
69 kg: Liu Wei, China
75 kg: Bektemir Melikuziev, Uzbekistan
81 kg: Ehsan Rouzbahani, Iran
91 kg: Vassiliy Levit, Kazakhstan