Australian boxing, draw, Skye Nicolson, Paulo Aokuso, schedule

If growing Australian boxing star Paulo Aokuso wants a location on the podium in Tokyo, he’ll have to do it the difficult way.

The 24-yr-aged mild heavyweight secured a bye in the initial round of Thursday night’s Olympic draw ahead of discovering out he’ll probable facial area No. one seed Bekzad Nurdauletov, who defeat him just last yr, in the quarter-finals.

Aokuso put his division on discover when he defeat the then 2nd-most effective mild heavyweight in the environment at the start out of 2020 in his initial intercontinental match. It was in the identical levels of competition that he afterwards fell to Kazakhstan’s Nurdauletov in a conclusion defeat.

It was greater information for some of the other Australians as Skye Nicolson also secured a bye in the initial round of the featherweight bracket, with South Korea’s Im Aeji waiting around for her soon after that.

Nicolson gained gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Video games and bronze at the 2016 Earth Championships and is on a collision study course with No. 3 seed Brazilian Jucielen Romeu if the two safe passage to the quarter-finals.

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Alex Winwood (flyweight) and Harry Garside (light-weight) weren’t as blessed they’ll the two have to win their way to the last 16 at the Video games.

Winwood will facial area Zambia’s Patrick Chinyemba, although Garside, who gained gold in 2018 at the Commonwealth Video games, will stand across from John Ume of Papua New Guinea.

Caitlin Parker, a Commonwealth Video games silver medallist, was dealt a tricky hand. She’ll facial area Panama’s Atheyna Bylon for a location in the quarter-finals (the women’s middleweight division setting up with just 16 competition) and a probable match-up with the No. one seed.

Australia is nonetheless looking for its initial gold medal in boxing at the Olympics.


Skye Nicolson — BYE, then vs. Im Aeji (KOR) on Monday, July 26

Caitlin Parker — vs. Atheyna Bylon (PAN) on Saturday, July 31

Alex Winwood — vs. Patrick Chinyemba (ZAM) on Monday, July 26

Harry Garside — vs. John Ume (PNG) on Sunday, July 25

Paulo Aokuso — BYE, then Gazi Jalidov (ESP) on Wednesday, July 28