Sweden’s No.1 Agnes Alexiusson – The quota for Tokyo is my dream and objective for so long now13 March 2020
Sweden’s Agnes Alexiusson robbed into the world of boxing still in 2011 when she claimed the gold medal at the AIBA Women’s Junior World Boxing Championships. She won the AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships in 2013 and achieved bronze at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
Following a few difficulties and injuries, the Swedish lightweight (60kg) boxer reached remarkable results in the 2018 and 2019 international elite tournament. Alexiusson had more than 100 tough contests in the recent nine years and her last performance, a bronze from the Strandja Memorial Tournament makes her chances high in London at the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event.
“We spent the final stage of the preparation in England and before that we had some tournaments and international training camps. I started my preparation for London long time but the last sharpening training camp was in Sheffield with sparring from boxers from England, Turkey, France and Poland. I feel ready and prepared to the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event.
We have done three sessions per day starting with a light training to wake the body up in the mornings. Then a short explosive session before lunch and the third one was sparring and boxing technique training. It is always nice to be in a mixed training camp where you can spar against different opponents and styles.
It’s going to be top class boxers in my weight class at the Qualifiers but I am just focused at myself right now and my goal. My expectations in London are clear, I want to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games. That is also a dream and my objective for so long now,” summarized her preparation and goals Sweden’s Agnes Alexiusson who claimed several medals in the recent nine years.