the Colombian Olympic Committee Appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) against boxer’s controversial defeat Eubrin Martinez before the Japanese Ryumi Tanaka In the Tokyo Games 2020.
The panel submitted that the Court of Arbitration for Sport called a virtual hearing in the case on the same Wednesday.
Eubrin Martinez, silver at Rio 2016, was eliminated Tuesday in the flyweight (48-52kg) quarterfinal when he was the last hope for a medal for Colombia.
Four judges declared Tanaka’s domestic victory One to the Colombian in a decision that the Colombian delegation protested and Martinez himself protested in Kokugikan Square itself in Tokyo.
I don’t know what the umpires saw in this fight (…) I took the best shots and I feel it was something unfair on the part of the umpires,” Martinez said indignantly as he left the ring.
The boxer from Antioquia got the best result in the first round (4-1), which he reached Send your opponent to the board. The Japanese gradually settled into the ring and were able to get into the fight almost until the last “round”, with Tanaka getting the unanimous best result of the five judges.
According to Colombian media, the appeal demands the Court of Arbitration for Sport Martinez win the match Or, where appropriate, order a rematch or establish that Martinez is competing in the semi-finals if Tanaka is not fit.
After leaving the ring as the match winner, Tanaka was sitting in a wheelchair Who retired to the locker room and thanked the applause in the arena.
With this resource we want to set a precedent Meaning that it cannot be played with the dreams and goals of the athleteThe Colombian Boxing Association said in another statement.
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“You can’t make these kinds of decisions at the most important sporting events in the world,” he added.
After Martinez’s defeat, the coach of the Colombian boxing team, Cuban Rafael Iznaga, told the press that it was “extremely difficult” to fight against boxers from the host country.
Ingrit Valencia, another coffee bronze medalist at Rio 2016, was eliminated on Sunday against Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki in the women’s flyweight (48-51kg) quarterfinals.
In the same week, another boxer in Tokyo 2020, France’s Murat Aliyev, filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his disqualification from Britain’s Fraser Clark in the heavyweight quarter (+91 kg), a claim rejected by the court hours later. .
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