BOXING - Glynn earns GB Boxing selection for Olympic qualifers - The Solihull Observer

BOXING - Glynn earns GB Boxing selection for Olympic qualifers

Solihull Editorial 24th Jan, 2024 Updated: 24th Jan, 2024   0

ELISE Glynn will box for Great Britain in the Olympic qualifiers in March as she aims to secure her place at Paris 2024.

Glynn impressed in the recent World Boxing Cup: GB Open in Sheffield as she picked up a silver medal in the 57kg category.

And the Solihull featherweight will have the chance to book a spot at this summer’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games with the qualifiers to take place in Busto Arsizio, Italy from March 4 to 11.

GB Boxing’s performance director, Rob McCracken, said: “We have strength-in-depth in quite a few weight categories, so it is always difficult selecting teams for Olympic qualifying events, which are hugely significant for the boxers, but we have analysed their recent performances and gone with boxers whose form and fitness indicates they have a good chance of qualifying at the next event.

“Qualifying for an Olympic Games in boxing is very tough and, while we expect our boxers to perform well in Italy, previous experience shows that we are likely to send boxers to the third and final qualifier, so those that have not made it this time need to continue to work and train hard and make sure they are ready to take the opportunity, if or when we come to select boxers for the final qualifier.”

The third and final qualifying opportunity for boxers to make it to Paris takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 26 to June 2.




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