Buenos Aires, Argentina - Ginny Fuchs defeated Brazilian Grazieli Jesus de Sousa today to claim the bronze medal in the 2016 American Qualification Event. Fuchs bounced back from her semi-final loss to dominate today's bout by winning every round on all three judges' scorecards.
After a short break, Fuchs will return to the United States Olympic Training Center to resume her preparation with the goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. Fuchs, who competes in the Flyweight division (112 pounds), will have one more chance to qualify for the Olympic Games during the 2016 Women's World Boxing Championships, which will be held from May 19-27, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Fuchs can clinch a berth into the Olympics if either of the two qualified athletes from the Americas in the flyweight division (Canada’s Mandy Bujold and Colombia’s Victoria Ingrit Lorena Valencia) or Fuchs finish in the top four at the World Championships in Kazakhstan.
There are three weight-classes in women’s boxing at the Olympic Games: Flyweight (112 pounds), Lightweight (132 pounds), and Middleweight (165 pounds). Each weight-class will feature 12 boxers at the Olympic Games.