Jamaica’s tremendous heavyweight boxer Ricardo Brown punched his ticket to the Tokyo Olympic Video games between July and August, because of his rating.
Brown would be the first Jamaican boxer to earn a spot on the Olympic Video games since 1996 when the Video games had been held in Atlanta, Georgia. The game now joins observe and area, swimming and diving, and gymnastics.
A number of Jamaicans had been slated to journey to Argentina for a closing qualification competitors however the occasion was cancelled final month, a choice was taken by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Taskforce, the physique chargeable for the game on the Video games, to make use of a rating system at hand out the berths.
Popularly referred to as Large 12, the 31-year-old received a bronze medal on the final Pan American Video games and is ranked quantity 4 within the Americas in his weight class and had amassed sufficient factors to safe his spot, it was reported.
Factors had been used from the final two Boxing World Championships as nicely, and Leroy Brown, an administrator from the native governing boxing board, mentioned it was a risk that extra Jamaicans may earn their spots in Tokyo.
Ricardo Brown has been based mostly in Canada for over a 12 months, the place he trains at a gymnasium owned by a former Jamaican boxing consultant, Dewith Frazer, and Leroy Brown mentioned his success in Tokyo may actually come right down to luck.