Kenosi justified her billing as the top seed in the women’s featherweight division as she progressed to the final with victory over Widad Bertal of Morocco at the Dakar International Expo Centre. Olympic lovers from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Boxing lovers can book Olympic Boxing Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on reduced prices.
The Botswanan is the first boxer from any country to qualify for Tokyo Olympic under a process being led by an International Olympic Committee taskforce after the International Boxing Association’s recognition was suspended in June. That is all that was going on in my head the Summer Games. And for me to come here and become the first qualifier in boxing from Botswana is huge.
“When I got into the ring today I was confident that I would book my ticket to Tokyo from this fight,” Kenosi said, according to the Olympic 2020 Channel.
Khouloud Moulahi of Tunisia will join Kenosi in the featherweight category at Tokyo Olympic after beating the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Marcelat Matshu Sakobi. Winners of all semi-finals sealed a place at this year’s Olympic 2020 on the seventh day of action in the Senegalese capital.
Patrick Chinyemba of Zambia considered a rising star in the men’s flyweight division, booked his Tokyo Olympic ticket with a split decision victory over Mozambique’s Juliano Maquina. Mohamed Flissi of Algeria, seeded another, also qualified to box in the flyweight event at the Games by beating Ghana’s Tetteh Sulemanu.
Tokyo Olympic will mark Flissi’s third Olympic appearance after he competed at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jonas Jonas of Namibia, who lost his opening bout at the 2016 Olympic in Rio de Janeiro upset Moroccan top seed Abdelhaq Nadir at lightweight.
Jonas will be combined by Richarno Colin of Mauritius, who ousted the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mulumba. Abdelhafid Benchabla qualified for his fourth successive Olympic 2020 Games as the Algerian overcame Egypt’s Youssef Ali Moussa in the heavyweight category.
Benchabla, who has reached the quarter-finals at his last three Olympic, will compete in the heavyweight event for the first time at the Games. The other heavyweight spot in Tokyo went to 20-year-old Youness Baalla Morocco, who beat Kenya’s Elly Ochola 4-1.