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Okwiri’s journey to Tokyo shattered

Kenya’s Olympian Rayton Okwiri has been bundled out of the Olympics Games qualifiers set for Tokyo, Japan.

Today, Boom Boom as he is popularly known lost to Uganda’s David Kavuma at the ongoing Africa qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Games in Dakar, Senegal.

The middleweight boxer lost the contest when the five judges brought a split 3-2 decision in favour of the Ugandan. They scored 28-29, 29-28, 29-28, 27-30 and 29-28 for the African games silver medallist.

Okwiri was one of the three boxers who represented Kenya at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

But Team Kenya captain Nick Okoth sailed through to the second round of his featherweight bout.

Monday boxing

  1. Nick Okoth (KEN) vs Wilson Semedo (SA)
  2. Elizabeth Andiego (KEN) vs Rady Gramane (MOZ)
  3. El-Mardi Khadija (MAR) vs Essiane (CAM)
  4. Elizabeth Akinyi (KEN) vs Osuman Faruza (GHN)
  5. Boniface Mogunde (KEN) vs Albert Mengue Ayissi (CAM)
  6. Humphrey Ochieng (KEN) vs Assaghir Mohammed (MAR)
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