This years Olympics noticed some wonderful boxing displayed. In case you watched a lot of the Olympic boxing tournaments you’d have seen totally different kinds that have been on present.
There have been 81 totally different international locations being represented at this 12 months’s Olympic boxing occasion. And what has develop into a daily prevalence in newbie boxing; Cuba reigned supreme with 4 gold medals and one bronze having entered 7 boxers.
On this weblog, I’ll talk about the assorted kinds of the highest boxing nations, beginning with arguably the most effective… Cuba.
Cuba – Cuba are renown for his or her wonderful footwork, stability, reactions and general fluidity. One thing that all the time sees their boxers have success in main competitions.
It is a model that’s drilled into them from once they first stroll right into a boxing gymnasium. Boxing is about ‘’hitting and never getting hit’’ and Cuba embody this. Most of their coaching is concentrated on preventing drills and footwork drills with a heavy emphasis on rhythm and circulation. It’s stated that this model was made potential by Alcides Sagarra Carón, a former Cuban nationwide coach.
An important boxer to observe who displayed the epitome of Cuban boxing is Andy Cruz, who received light-weight Olympic gold on this 12 months’s Olympics and was one of many stand out boxers of the event.
USA – The USA all the time ship a powerful crew to the Olympics. A lot of the boxers appear to have a professional model with newbie components. They maintain their toes longer (which reducing the velocity of their footwork) and are comfy blocking and countering with velocity and accuracy that you’d usually see from a professional boxer.
A USA boxer who displayed the USA model very nicely throughout these Olympics which culminated right into a Silver medal is Keyshawn Davis who competed at light-weight. He misplaced within the last to Andy Cruz.
Nice Britain – GB had their most profitable Olympics within the boxing occasion, profitable 6 medals in whole. 2 gold, 2 sliver and a couple of bronze.
GB are recognized for his or her wonderful health and ahead aggression. GB boxers are normally on their toes, with a excessive guard and give attention to straight punches behind an out and in motion. They all the time have quick toes which matches their quick fingers.
A GB boxer who to observe with the GB model is that this 12 months’s Olympic champion at flyweight is Galal Yafai.
Russia – Boxing underneath the banner of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), because of the choice by the World anti-doping company (WADA) to ban Russia from all worldwide sport for 4 years, after it was discovered that information offered by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency had been manipulated by Russian authorities with a aim of defending athletes concerned in its state-sponsored doping scheme.
ROC had 6 Medallists this 12 months, 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze. ROC have the standard soviet model. Very tall, quick toes behind a protracted lead hand. They throw quick combos, main with the jab and all the time have quick toes and fingers and like GB, they give attention to out and in motion.
A boxer to observe from the ROC is Albert Batyrgaziev who received gold within the males’s featherweight division.
We will probably be exploring these totally different kinds in our abilities lessons within the coming months. Kicking off September with our personal GB model.