5 of Ireland's 9 boxers in action in European qualification today.
Aoife O'Rourke is one win away from a place at Tokyo 2020.
The Castlerea middleweight advanced to the quarter-finals of the qualifier in Paris with a win over Viktoriya Kebikava of Belarus.
🥊 RESULT 🥊@AoifeORourke11 repeats the result of Minsk 2 summers ago and secures a big win v 🇧🇾!— IABA (@IABABOXING) June 4, 2021
She moves on to the Q-Finals and is now just 1️⃣ win away from #Tokyo2020
Well done Aoife! 🥊🇮🇪#IABA #TeamIreland #RoadToTokyo pic.twitter.com/kVuo57C5mS
While Aidan Walsh beat Wahid Hambli of France to advance in the men’s welterweight division.
🥊 RESULT 🥊@aidanwalsh997 with a classy & composed performance v 🇫🇷 and makes it 2 wins from 2 for Team Ireland!— IABA (@IABABOXING) June 4, 2021
He advances to Sunday's Q-Finals v 🇺🇦 with a place in #Tokyo2020 up for grabs!
Well done Aidan! 🥊🇮🇪#IABA #TeamIreland #RoadToTokyo pic.twitter.com/R97kji4A5g
Light-heavyweight Emmett Brennan is also a fight away from an Olympic place after beating Uke Smajili of Switzerland.
🥊 RESULT 🥊— IABA (@IABABOXING) June 4, 2021
Emmet Brennan rounds off the afternoon session with our 3rd win of the day after a huge performance v 🇨🇭!
He advances to tomorrow's Q-Finals and where he will have the chance to book his place at #Tokyo2020
Well done Emmet! 🥊🇮🇪#IABA #TeamIreland #RoadToTokyo pic.twitter.com/EpevHK3WG5
Kellie Harrington and Michaela Walsh are both in last-16 action later.
The tournament is being live-streamed here