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Alcina Panguana , [Photo: ISEF jornal]
Mozambican boxers Alcinda Panguana and Rady Gramane qualified for Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday (26) by winning the semi-final matches in their respective categories in an event in Dakar, Senegal.
Alcinda Panguana, in the 64-69 kilos category, beat Emily Tinah Nakalema of Uganda by 5-0. The day before, Panguana had debuted with another victory by the same margin against Sedja Sanogo of Ivory Coast.
In the final, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday (28), Panguana will face Ahbib Oumayma Bel of Morrocco.
Rady Gramane, in the 69-75 kg category, is also guaranteed a place at the Tokyo Olympics is, but took a more difficult route than her national team-mate. Gramane started by winning against Elizabeth Adhiambo Andiego of Kenya by a 3-2 margin, but yesterday, Wednesday (26), she chose not give any chances to Ornella Sathoud of Ghana, beating her 5-0.
In the final, Rady Gramane will face Khadija Mardi of Morocco, an athlete who fought at the 2016 Olympic Games and won the African Games in 2019.
With the addition of these two boxers, Mozambique now has five athletes directly qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the others being sailing trio Denise Parruque, Maria Machava and Deise Nhaquile.
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