BOXING - Elise Glynn named in GB squad for European Games with Olympic qualification up for grabs - The Solihull Observer

BOXING - Elise Glynn named in GB squad for European Games with Olympic qualification up for grabs

Solihull Editorial 7th Jun, 2023 Updated: 14th Jun, 2023   0

ELISE Glynn will have the chance to secure Olympic qualification at the upcoming European Games.

This year’s European Games take place in Krakow, Poland with the boxing event to begin on Friday, June 23 with 44 Olympic qualification places on offer.

Glynn took part in her first major international tournament at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Budva, Montenegro last year.

Acocks Green Boxing Gym featherweight Glynn is part of a 13-strong GB squad which includes Birmingham gold medallist Rosie Eccles, silver medallist Demie-Jade Resztan and Tokyo Olympian Charley Davison.

The men’s team includes 2021 European champion Harris Akbar and Commonwealth gold medallists Delicious Orie, Lewis Williams and Reese Lynch.

GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken said: “The Paris Olympic cycle is shorter than the usual four years (owing to Covid) and means this qualifying event has come around very early, so this will be a test for the boxers.

“The European Games is always a top-quality competition and I expect this one to be especially challenging.

“It will be competitive in every weight class and our boxers will need to be at their best to secure qualification as they are competing for a relatively small number of Olympic places.

“Changes to the weight categories for Paris 2024 mean the men’s selection was particularly competitive and has resulted in a lot of talented boxers in the GB Boxing squad missing out on this occasion which is disappointing because many of them have the ability to go to the Olympic Games and do well.

“It is unfortunate but this is the harsh reality of elite sport and means that the boxers we have selected need to look forward to the challenge and make the most of this opportunity.”

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