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Full steam ahead for Jordan Olympic boxing qualifiers

By JT - Feb 17,2020 - Last updated at Feb 17,2020

AMMAN — Jordan is pulling out all the stops to host a successful Asian/Oceanian Tokyo 2020 Boxing qualifying event from March 3-11, after being the eleventh hour replacement for the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicentre for the coronavirus, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Extensive work is being done to upgrade Prince Hamzeh Hall in Al Hussein Youth City as the host venue, with the Local Organising Committee also upgrading Rashed Al Zyoud Arena which will be the training venue.

Venue manager, Rahaf Oweis, said that a tremendous team effort is transforming the arenas into world class venues with the Ministry of Youth, Greater Amman Municipality and Al Hussein Youth City all pulling together to carry out the work. “As soon as we had the honour of being awarded this event, we started work immediately,” he said.

“We are working day and night to ensure that it will be ready to host a truly memorable event.” Forty-one male boxers will qualify to the Olympics from eight weight categories in Amman, while 22 females will go through to Tokyo in five weights.

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