The Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) has initiated an unbiased investigation into the demise of teenage Jordanian boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat, who died final month after sustaining a head injury at the world youth championships in Poland.
19-year-old Al-Swaisat was taken to hospital the place he underwent emergency mind surgical procedure after collapsing through the third spherical of his under-81 kg contest with Estonia’s Anton Winogradow.
Al-Swaisat later died after spending greater than per week within the hospital.
Vincent Gremeaux, the pinnacle of the Centre for Sport Drugs of the Lausanne College Hospital, will lead the probe, the world governing physique said in a statement on Thursday.
“I’m happy to supply my assist to AIBA on this matter,” Gremeaux stated.
“My particular duties as an unbiased knowledgeable are to assist clarifying the precise course of occasions that led to the boxer’s demise and to evaluation the protocols and coverings that had been adopted and administered on the event of this accident.”
Gremeaux will evaluation the circumstances of Rashed’s participation within the competitors, his previous medical historical past, his damage, remedy and the protocols adopted on that event.
“AIBA is set to make sure that we study each potential lesson from Rashed’s tragic demise,” AIBA President Umar Kremlev stated.
“Boxing has made large progress by way of security and we’re lucky that such accidents are extraordinarily uncommon in our sport.”