11 August, 2022

Panamanian Atheyna Bylon to quarterfinals in boxing, at the Tokyo Olympics

Atheyna Bylon

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Panamanian boxer Atheyna Bylon reached the quarterfinals in her category at the Olympic Games in Japan, after winning by unanimous decision (5-0) a la australiana Caitlin Parker.

“The fight we had planned was given, with my coaches we had planned the fight in this way and we maintained communication between each round… ”said the athlete who fights in the category of 69 a 75 kilograms.

This is Atheyna Bylon's first victory at the Olympics, after having fallen in Rio 2016 before the Brazilian Andreia Bandeira.

“I did not think about what had happened in Rio… I have matured, I came with more fights and more experience ", affirmed the Panamanian.

He added that he has now been in boxing for nine years., and he has worked hard with his team to get good results in Japan, "We are psyched to go combat to combat and leave Panama on high", Atheyna sentenced.

With this achievement, the Panamanian secures an Olympic diploma, and the official certificate issued by the International Olympic Committee for the 8 first places in each test, and first for national boxing.

Bylon will face the British in the quarterfinals, Lauren Price who in 2019 won the gold medal at the AIBA Women's Boxing World Cup, held in Ulan-Ude, Russia.

It will be the second time that both boxers face each other, the first time was in 2014 during the second round of the AIBA Women's Boxing World Cup, held in Jeju, South Korea.

The Panamanian won by divided decision, 2-1 crowning world champion.

“It was my husband who reminded me that I had already faced her… I don't think that I have already beaten him before., we are going to watch their fights and plan the fight with the focus of achieving victory ", mentioned Bylon.

The quarterfinal match between Atheyna Bylon and the British, Lauren Price will take place at the Kokugikan Arena from 11:06 p.m. Panamanian local time and can be seen through https://olimpicos.marcaclaro.com/tokyo-2020/ or Marca Claro's youtube channel.