Cordoba boxer Dayana Sanchez was invited to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo and Friday night became the fourth representative of Argentine boxing in the international event that will begin on July 23 in the Japanese capital.
Diana, 28, who is registered in the 60kg category, was invited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), based on a question – if you wanted – at random.
Canada’s Mandy Bogold won a lawsuit to compete in the Tokyo Olympics and then the body decided to invite more boxers to fill the vacant spots. One of them fell on the eldest of Sanchez’s sisters.
As created by the specialist website “A la vera del ring”, pointed Bujold appealed “the decision of the International Olympic Committee’s (BTF) boxing task force that, when evaluating the classification criteria for the Games, consider only the 2018 and 2019 competitions, when the Canadian was unable to over the competition because she’s pregnant.”
“The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in his favor” and the Canadian boxer not only got a place for Tokyo, but also allowed “Sanchez, by decision of the International Olympic Committee, to obtain the long-awaited classification.”
Sanchez, the silver medalist at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games, appeared 25th in the world standings and third in the Americas standings.
Thus, according to the site, Cordovan was credited with going to Tokyo, even though she did not win a fight at the 2019 World Cup in Russia, which Ecuadorean Maria Jose Palacios and Venezuelan Omelin Alcala did. That is why he did not receive any of the 13 tickets that the continent received, after the cancellation of the Ecumenical Qualifiers in Paris.
In this way, Diana will fulfill the dream that her sister Leonella (27 years old) could not fulfill, who withdrew from the competition due to “physical harassment”, despite the fact that she also received an invitation to participate in the Olympic event.
Sanchez’s oldest sister collects a record of 33 fights as an amateur. He won 14 and lost 19.
Argentina will have four fighters who will attend the event that begins on Saturday 24th at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. Among the men will be Ramon Quiroga of Salta (52 kg), Mirco Coelho of Santa Fe (57) and Francisco Veron of Buenos Aires (75). (Tillam)