Boxing: “It’s a first step,” says Toulouse Sofiane Oumiha, who qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo

the essentials The boxer, runner-up Olympic champion 2016 in Rio, confirmed his qualification for the games at the TQO in Villebon in Essonne today.

He was the favorite and he was right on the date. On Saturday, June 5th, in the early afternoon, Sofiane Oumiha dominated the Moldovan Alexandru Paraschiv in the Villebon-Ring (Essonne), where the European Olympic qualifying tournament is taking place, to confirm his qualification for Tokyo. Satisfaction and great luck for the boxer from Toulouse: “Relieved, yes, but I had to limit myself to Tokyo, it was a personal commitment,” confided the Olympic runner-up in Rio after his fight.

“Go get the grail”

A fight that he did well, “even though I showed a loss of speed in the second round,” says Oumiha, who can use his fine technique and agility to prevent the Moldovan from framing him and knows how one with his jab. The order of the left right hook scores. “We played a good fight. Now I have to get back on my feet and get to work to finish this tournament well,” continued Sofiane Oumiha, who is now in the quarter-finals and will try to win it. But the main thing was actually done yesterday with qualifying for Tokyo.

“Sure, but that’s only the first step. I’m getting a little closer to my Olympic dream and this gold medal. Because my goal is to look for the Grail in Tokyo! ”He now has a little less than two months to come to Japan in… Olympic form!

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