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Sofiane Oumiha: "Boxing has given me so much in terms of respect, discipline"


Silver medalist in Rio five years ago, the Toulouse boxer decided to remain an amateur to give himself every chance of winning gold in Tokyo. And thus maintain a little the heritage of the "Solid Team".

What does it mean to you to experience the Olympic Games a second time?

It is both a relief and a source of pride.

I had made this choice to stay in the fold of Olympic boxing to try and win the Grail and when I graduated with flying colors, I felt relieved, as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.

Now the hardest part is yet to come.

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

What is the source of your motivation?

Take revenge on this final lost in Rio?

Revenge, I don't know if that's the right term, but it is certain that if I made this choice, it was to win gold.

I have only that in mind, it is only the first step of the podium that interests me.

If that has to happen, it will be fantastic.

But if that doesn't have to happen, at least I wouldn't have any regrets.

Without Rio, I would not be the boxer, or even the man, no doubt, that I am.

Sofiane Oumiha

What do you have left of Rio?

Good memories (laughs).

It was there that I revealed myself, that I was able to make my boxing style known.

And then a year later

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Source: lefigaro

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