Boxers defeated in Olympic qualifier
Umina PCYC boxers Anja Stridsman and Kaye Scott have had defeats in the Asian-Oceanian Olympic Qualification Tournament.
Both boxers successfully made it through to their weight classes quarter finals but failed to progress to the semi-finals.
They needed to win the semi-finals to qualify for the Australian boxing team.
Kaye Scott was defeated in the Welterweight quarterfinal by Thailand's Baison Manikon, while Anja
Stridsman went down to South Korea's Yeonji Oh in the Lightweight quarterfinal.
Kaye said her fight came down to a referee decision, but she said she was not giving up on her Olympic dreams.
"I'm shattered right now and will need some time to regroup, but the Olympic dream isn't over yet, with a last chance qualifier tournament scheduled in May," Scott said.
The last chance Olympic qualifier will take place in Paris from May 13 to 24.
Several scheduled qualification events were postponed or moved at the last minute due to the coronavirus.
Website, 10 Mar 2020
Tournament results, Olympic Channel
Social media, 10 Mar 2020
Kaye Scott, Umina PCYC
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