David Gauthier moves closer to securing Olympic boxing spot
Top-3 fighters in each category book ticket to Rio
Canadian boxer David Gauthier moved one step closer to advancing to the Rio Olympics Wednesday in Buenos Aires.
The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., resident defeated Jaime Munoz of Panama 2-1 in the 60-kilogram division and advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 American qualification event.
Only the top 3 boxers of each category will earn a spot for Rio, a berth Gauthier would secure with a victory in his next match scheduled for Thursday.
On to the semifinals for David Gauthier - top 3 men of his category (60kg) will earn a spot for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/I3sLyDjoWa">https://t.co/I3sLyDjoWa</a>—@boxing_canada
However, things didn't go so well for compatriot Petru Bolun in his quarter-final bout.
The Calgary boxer lost 3-0 to Mina Caicedo of Ecuador.
Result | Résultat 81kg Petru BOLUN lost | perd 0-3 Carlos Mina Caicedo (ECU) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OlympicQualifier?src=hash">#OlympicQualifier</a> <a href="https://t.co/0Ul5LebBIc">pic.twitter.com/0Ul5LebBIc</a>—@boxing_canada