Females’s world boxing championship postponed attributable to ‘complex’ COVID-19 mission

New Delhi: Next month’s girls folk’s world boxing championship in Istanbul used to be on Wednesday postponed till March 2022 by the sport’s governing body AIBA, which acknowledged the “COVID-19 mission is simply too complex for the time being” and it will not take the risk to proceed with the tournament.

As reported by PTI on Tuesday, the tournament’s postponement used to be sealed all the contrivance via the most traditional men’s world championships in Belgrade where quite loads of nations expressed apprehensions about travelling to Turkey amid a surge in COVID circumstances.

“As such, AIBA Board of Administrators, in consensus with the Turkish National Federation, has decided to extend the Females’s World Championships to March 2022,” AIBA President Umar Kremlev acknowledged in a letter to national federation which is in PTI’s possession.

“…The feedback bought is that too many National Federations are going via complex situations and restrictions inner their nations. Regrettably, the Covid mission is simply too complex for the time being,” he outlined.

AIBA Females‘s World Boxing Championships to be postponed till March 2022 #aibawchs2021

— AIBA (@AIBA_Boxing) November 10, 2021

The tournament used to be tentatively deliberate from December 4 to 18 in Istanbul. Turkey has been logging circumstances in excess of 25,000 customarily.

The nation also reported 187 deaths on Monday thanks to the lethal infection that has wreaked havoc globally for the past two years. The surge in circumstances has been attributed to the delta variant of the virus.

“We’re mindful that some groups enjoy already started preparations for this tournament and have to peaceable be disappointed,” Kremlev acknowledged.

“On the alternative hand, please designate that the protection and wellbeing of our athletes, officers and various stakeholders is precedence, and therefore we won’t take the risk to proceed with the tournament,” he added.

Europe, in frequent, has been witnessing an expand in COVID circumstances.

India used to be to be represented by the reigning national champions in all weight categories with the exception of for 70kg division in which Olympic bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain has been given enlighten choice.

Her enlighten choice has been adverse by national gold-winner and world early life champion Arundhati Choudhary, who has taken the matter to Delhi High Court. The HC has issued a peek to the Boxing Federation of India on the matter.

But with the postponement of the mega-tournament, there would be trials in all weight categories given the time walk.

For the first time ever, the AIBA announced a prize cash fund of USD 2.4 million for medal winners across 12 weight categories.

The prize for first location has been kept USD 100 000. The silver-medallists would salvage USD 50,000 and each bronze winners in every weight category may perhaps most seemingly be richer by USD 25,000.

The sector body had also announced that AIBA Phenomenal Congress may perhaps most seemingly be held all the contrivance via the championships, and major reforms of the organisation will be announced.

In July, AIBA elevated the girls folk’s weight categories from 10 to 12.

The unique divisions are 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg, and +81kg.

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