2nd AIBA African Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament


Kenya, Ghana & Nigeria top qualifiers at 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualifier

March 29, 2008 - Prince Octopus Dzanie's 13:3 win over Ashley Dlamini in their 57kg bronze medal box-off and an incredible come-from-behind victory by Durodola Olanrewaju of Nigeria in the 91kg final on the final day of the Olympic qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia saw Ghana and Nigeria join Kenya as top qualifiers at the 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament on Saturday. More ...

Kenya qualifies four boxers as 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualifier heads into finals day

March 28, 2008 - Twenty boxers from 13 countries confirmed their places at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China as the semifinals were completed at the 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament in Windhoek, Namibia on Friday. More ...

17 countries into semifinals of 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament

An incredible seventeen countries will be represented in the semifinals of the 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament in Windhoek, Namibia on Friday when 44 boxers will vie for Olympic qualification spots. More ...

Schedule change at 2nd Africa Olympic qualifier

The schedule of the 2nd AIBA African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Windhoek, Namibia has been changed in order to better accommodate the high number of preliminary bouts required. With 148 boxers, 104 bouts need to be completed prior to the semifinals therefore the second session of day three has been moved to Thursday's rest day. More ...

145 boxers register for final African Olympic qualifier

A total of 145 boxers from 28 countries have entered the 2nd AIBA African Olympic Qualification Tournament in Windhoek, Namibia for what is effectively the last chance saloon for African boxers wishing to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games. More ...

Introduction

The 2nd Africa Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be staged in Windhoek, Namibia, from March 24 to 29. The venue of the competition is the University of Namibia.  The Olympic qualifying tournament is conducted in accordance with AIBA Competition Rules (4 rounds of 2 minutes and 1 minute rest between rounds). Preliminary bouts will take place from March 24, with quarterfinals being held on the 26th. The following day is a rest day before the semifinals start on March 28th, followed by the finals, awarding and closing ceremony on March 29th. Please check the complete information sheet on the right column. Below are the Beijing Olympics qualifying vacancies on offer at this second and last Africa Olympic Qualifying Tournament.  

                                                                     Olympic Qualification Vacancies on offer

Weight in kg

2nd Qualifying Tournament

Light Flyweight Up to 48kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Flyweight Over 48 to 51kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Bantamweight Over 51 to 54kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Featherweight Over 54 to 57kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Lightweight Over 57 to 60kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Light Welterweight Over 60 to 64kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Welterweight Over 64 to 69kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Middleweight Over 69 to 75kg

Gold, Silver

Light Heavyweight Over 75 to 81kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Heavyweight Over 81 to 91kg

Gold 

Super Heavyweight +91kg

Gold, Silver

Total

29 Places