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Training for Rio with the Cuban Boxing team

Training for Rio with the Cuban Boxing team

It is a great honour to be training in the same gym where some great boxers have trained in the past. Great Cuban boxers and Olympic champions like Toofile Stevenson and Felix Sabon, and many more. We have coaches who are Olympic and world champions. They give us a lot of advice on how they fought, they motivate us and…

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How to qualify for Olympic boxing? | Road to Tokyo 2020

How to qualify for Olympic boxing? | Road to Tokyo 2020

Boxers dream of becoming Olympic champion. So I’m here to tell you just how they can qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Two hundred and eighty six boxers will travel to Japan next July, 13 will be crowned Olympic champion. Eight men and five women. Tokyo 2020 will see the men competing across eight weight categories. The flyweight category,…

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Training for Rio 2016 with the Korean Judo team

Training for Rio 2016 with the Korean Judo team

​Just like the generation before us, if we keep on training with perseverance and produce good results then our next generation will be motivated and we will always do well in the future. ​ I have three or four training sessions a day. Around half past 5 in the morning I get up. From 6:00 to 7:30 in the morning…

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Sarah Menezes [BRA] relives her London 2012 Judo gold

Sarah Menezes [BRA] relives her London 2012 Judo gold

​My expectations for the London Olympic Games was to be on the podium. Brazil is very demanding, they like a medal and they always want to see gold. ​The Romanian athlete was more experienced, she had won the gold medal in the Olympics. She had been in other Olympics and had won medals. I knew that she was a strong…

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Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold – Rome 1960 Olympics

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) Wins Olympic Boxing Gold – Rome 1960 Olympics

Three well trained USA boxers fought exciting final matches and won gold medals before a capacity crowd of 16200 wild eyed fans. Wilbert McClure defeated Italy’s Carmelo Bossi. Eddie Crook of the USA took and even closer decision from Poland’s Tadeusz Walasek. The most popular USA winner was the lighthearted Cassius Marcelus Clay V, in white here, who easily defeated…

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