Uzbekistan marks record Olympic licenses ahead of Paris Games

SPORT 19:50 / 22.04.2024 3436

To date, athletes from Uzbekistan have secured 36 licenses to participate in the Olympic Games, as reported by the National Olympic Committee's press service.

Qualifying competitions around the world are ongoing, during which slots for the Olympic Games are being contested.

Following the recent competitions, a number of national athletes have earned the right to participate in the quadrennial main event.

For instance, in Japan following the Asian Canoe Sprint Championship and in South Korea in the rowing events, athletes secured 5 Olympic berths. Canoe sprinters and canoeists earned 3 slots for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, and rowers took 2.

In Kyrgyzstan, Aktenge Keunimjaeva (-50 kg) won Uzbekistan's first-ever Olympic license in women's wrestling.

Nigina Uktamova, the first Uzbek female boxer to win a world championship title, will also represent Uzbekistan in Paris.

Greco-Roman wrestler of the Uzbekistan national team Rustam Assakalov (-97 kg) will represent the country at the Olympic Games for the third time. He secured this right at the qualifying tournament in Kyrgyzstan.

The qualifying tournaments continue.

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