Women’s Boxing to be Included in Glasgow 2014 for First Time

By Community | September 30, 2012

Women’s Boxing is to be included in the Glasgow 2014 sports programme, it was announced today.

This is the first time ever the sport has featured in a Commonwealth Games and follows the recent success of the debut of Women’s Boxing at London 2012.

The announcement was made today (Friday) at the Commonwealth Games Federation’s General Assembly in Kampala, Uganda and marks an historic moment for female athletes within the Games Movement.

Women’s Boxing will feature as a full Commonwealth medal event for the first time, with medals in three weights: Fly Weight (48-51kg), Light Weight (57-60kg) and Middle Weight (69-75kg) – the same events as London 2012.

One of the memorable highlights of this summer’s Olympic Games was the Gold Medal triumph of Team GB’s Nicola Adams in the Women’s Fly Weight division.

Glasgow 2014 has worked pro-actively with the Commonwealth Games Federation and the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to develop this opportunity for female athletes.

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 said: “Glasgow 2014 is proud to include Women’s Boxing as part of our sports programme for the Games. As London 2012 demonstrated, Women’s Boxing has elite athletes from across the world, including strong representation from across the Commonwealth.

“As an Organising Committee we are delighted to be delivering an inclusive Games with more opportunities for women and Para-sport athletes.”

HRH Prince Imran, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation said: “I’m delighted that Women’s Boxing will be among the sports on the programme of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, following the decision today by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation to endorse the organising committee’s proposal.

“We saw at London 2012 that the Commonwealth’s Women boxers are the among the best in the world, and I applaud Glasgow 2014’s hard work towards securing a Games which demonstrates our shared commitment to gender equity and fairness.”

Today’s announcement was welcomed by AIBA – International Boxing Association.