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You are here:HOME»SPORTS»Flissi (52kg), fifth Algerian pugilist to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics
Friday, 18 March 2016 08:42

Flissi (52kg), fifth Algerian pugilist to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

YAOUNDE (Cameroon)- Algerian boxer Mohamed Flissi (52kg) has qualified for the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), after defeating Mokhotho Moroko from Lesotho (3–0) on Thursday at the pre-Olympic tournament's semifinal, hosted by Yaounde, Cameroon.

Flissi dominated his opponent in all three rounds (30-27, 30-27, 30-24).

In the morning session of the seventh day of the tournament, two other Algerian boxers Reda Benbaaziz (60 kg) and Chouaib Bouloudinat (91 kg) also booked berths to Rio 2016 after beating Seychelles' Andrique Allisop and Tunisia's Hassen Chaktami respectively.

Abdelkader Chadi (64 kg) and Lyes Abbadi (75 kg) have already booked tickets to Rio 2016 Olympics owing to their rankings on AIBA Pro-Boxing for Chadi, and the World Series of Boxing (WSB) for Abbadi. 

Four other Algerian pugilists will try to qualify for Rio Olympics, namely Zoheir Kedache (69 kg) and Abdelhafid Benchabla (81 kg) in men's events and Souhila Bouchene (48-51 kg) and Ilhem Mekhaled (57-60 kg) in female events.




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