Olympic Games in Tokyo: Karriss Artingstall qualifies as the eleventh British boxer


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Conference location: Le Grand Dome in Villebon-sur-Yvette, Paris Events: June 4-8
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Karriss Artingstall qualified as the eleventh British boxer for the Tokyo Olympics with a box-off victory at featherweight in the European qualifiers.

The 26-year-old world bronze medalist defeated the Swede Stephanie Thour by unanimous decision to secure her Olympic status.

Artingstall lost to Bulgarian Stanimira Petrova in the quarter-finals on Sunday.

Seven GB boxers will play the final at the event in Paris on Tuesday.

Charley Davison, Caroline Dubois, Lauren Price, Pat McCormack, Ben Whittaker, Galal Yafai and Frazer Clarke will fight for the gold medals in their respective weight classes and for favorable positions in Tokyo.

Together with Artingstall they qualify together with Cheavon Clarke, Luke McCormack and Peter McGrail for the postponed Olympic Games.

The European Olympic Boxing Qualifiers are a continuation of the European Olympic qualification Road to Tokyo in London, which was suspended after three days of competition due to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

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