Taiwanese boxer secures ticket to Tokyo Olympics in Amman qualifier

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/09/2020
By: Lung Po-an and Ko Lin

CNA file photo

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Taiwanese boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴) on Sunday advanced to the semifinals of the Asia/Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualification event in Jordan, thereby earning a place in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The 22-year old from Hualien, who is competing in the women's welterweight (64-69kg) category, demolished Shinetsetseg Uranbileg of Mongolia 5-0 in a match at Prince Hamzah Sport Hall in Amman.

Chen, ranked World No. 1 in her division by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), is the first Taiwanese to secure a berth in the Tokyo Olympics boxing tournament.

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