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AIS plays host to announcement of Australia’s largest Olympic boxing team

15 March 2024

Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Anna Meares has announced a history making Australian boxing team for Paris 2024 at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Meares joined the 12 strong team - the largest ever selected to represent Australia in boxing at an Olympic Games - for the official naming ceremony at the AIS Combat Centre.

Among those to receive a ticket to Paris was proud Ngarrindjeri woman Marissa Williamson Pohlman, the first Indigenous woman to box for Australia at the Olympics, the first Muslim Australian woman to box at the Olympics in Tina Rahimi, and team captain Caitlin Parker, the first woman to box at two Olympics for Australia.

Australian Boxing Team for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Harry Garside is also returning for his second Games, while Monique Suraci, Tiana Echegaray, Tina Rahimi, Tyla McDonald, Marissa Williamson Pohlman, Teremoana Teremoana, Shannan Davey, Callum Peters, Charlie Senior, and Yusuf Chothia will all make their Olympic debuts in Paris.

Williamson Pohlman and Peters are the first Indigenous athletes selected for the Paris 2024 Australian Olympic Team.

Boxing is the latest exciting team announcement made by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) for the upcoming Games, with a total of 37 so far selected for what will be an expected final team of 460 to 480 athletes.

To catch up on who has earned a ticket to Paris so far, as well as keep up to date with all future announcements, visit the #AllezAus section of the AOC website here.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will officially begin on 26 July, with the Paralympic Games to follow on 28 August.

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