The EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships is the next highlight of the boxing schedule which takes place in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina starting from 12th of August. After 20 years of break the European boxing event returns to the country. Thirteen schoolgirls and sixteen schoolboys will earn their first European titles during the finals at the Sort Hall East Sarajevo on 20th of August.
25 nations from all regions of the continent are participating in the event including:
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.
80 schoolgirls and 209 schoolboys registered to attend the Championships in Sarajevo. Among the schoolgirls the 51kg could be the busiest category with the participation of 10 talents. Eighteen male hopes registered to compete in the smallest weight category of 40kg.
The management of the European Boxing Confederation was not able to schedule the schoolgirls and schoolboys event in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but it returns to the boxing calendar after two years of break. The last 2019 edition of the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships was held in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The schoolgirls will compete at the 36kg, 38kg, 40kg, 42kg, 44kg, 46kg, 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 64kg and 70kg weight categories. The schoolboys will fight at the 40kg, 42kg, 44kg, 46kg, 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 80kg and 90kg.
Sarajevo hosted the 2001 edition of the European Junior Boxing Championships for 17- and 18-year-old boxers and after 20 years of break one of the continental events returns to the country. Bosnia & Herzegovina hosts international tournaments for elite and youth boxers every year but this continental event will be the first ever for schoolgirls and schoolboys.
The schedule of the EUBC Schoolboys & Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships
August 10-11 – Arrival of the delegations
August 11 – Sport Entries Check
August 11, 18:00 – Technical Meeting
August 11, 19:30 – Official Draw
August 12 – Day1 competition
August 13 – Day2 competition
August 14 – Day3 competition
August 15 – Day4 competition
August 16 – Day5 competition
August 17 – Day6 competition
August 18 – Rest Day
August 19 – Day7 competition with the semi-finals
August 20 – Day8 competition with the finals
August 21 – Departure of the delegations
(Kristian von Sponneck)
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