ARMENIAN WOMEN BOXERS CAN TAKE PART IN OLYMPICS 2012

/PanARMENIAN.Net/
28.12.2009 16:30 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ AIBA intends to amend some rules before the London
Olympics of 2012, first vice-president of Armenian Boxing Federation
Derenik Gabrielyan told journalists on December 28. International
Boxing Association (originally Association Internationale de Boxe
Amateur - AIBA) envisaged a few changes. "During the Olympic Games
of 2012 weight categories will be changed: instead of 48, 51 and
57 kg boxers will perform in 49, 52 and 60 kg weight categories,"
Derenik Gabrielyan said.

According to him, all these changes are aimed at ensuring women boxers'
participation in the Olympics. 39 women boxers in 3 weight categories
will take part in the London Olympics. 4 women boxers participated
in the Armenian Boxing Championship of 2009 in Vanadzor.

Changes will also be introduced in the arbitrators' qualification
process. The arbitrators must attend special courses in Canada and
pass exams. "There is no arbitrator with 3 stars in Armenia, and we
want to attract young professionals," Derenik Gabrielyan said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress