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London Olympics Update: Tajikistan

19 Jul 2012
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Tajik female boxer Mavzouna Choriyeva will carry the national flag of Tajikistan at the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 27. Sixteen Tajik athletes have qualified for the 2012 London Olympics: Dilshod Nazarov (hammer throw), Alisher Gulov and Farhod Nematov (taekwondo), Anvar Yunusov, Sobirjon Nazarov, Jahon Qurbonov and Mavzouna Choriyeva (boxing), Rasoul Boqiyev and Parviz Sobirov (Judo), Iskandari Rustam, Yusuf Abdusalomov, Zelimkhan Yusupov and Nikolay Noev (freestyle wrestling), Ekaterina Izmailova (swimming, freestyle, 50m), Vladislav Ovcharenko (athletics, 200m) and Sergey Bibikov (shooting).

Ekaterina Izmailova and Vladislav Ovcharenko were given passes through the wild card system and Sergey Bibikov was given a pass by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

Source: Asia-Plus
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