Boxing Shows effective punches instantly for the Tokyo Olympics Trial Operation October 31 21:26
A boxing test tournament was held in Tokyo for the Tokyo Olympics, and a new system that instantly displays punches judged to be effective by the referee, based on the policy introduced by the IOC = International Olympic Committee, was conducted. .
The boxing test tournament was held at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku, the same venue as the Tokyo Olympics. On the final day, the final test was held on 8 classes for both men and women.
Over the Olympic boxing, there were a series of cases in which Yasunaga was suspected at the last Rio de Janeiro tournament.
AIBA, which controls amateur boxing, has been suspended for qualification due to issues such as organizational management, and a special system of IOC has been implemented at the Tokyo Games, and a new system has been introduced to increase the transparency of judgments. It is a policy to be done.
On the 31st, the system will be operated on a trial basis, and when the red and blue buttons indicating the color of each player's corner are pressed according to the punches of the players judged to be valid by the five judges sitting on the ringside, It was displayed instantly on the monitor.
A Japanese man who has been refereeing amateur boxing for about 30 years ago “I struggled with the timing of pressing the button. I think it would be transparent if the timing and contents of the referee pressing the button were announced.” I was talking.
Mr. Morinari Watanabe, a special team member of IOC, said, “I want to make improvements and use it in the Tokyo Games while giving priority to transparency and fairness.”
Voice of expectation from player
The players who participated in the test tournament were expected to hear about the new system.
Toshisho Amagasaki, who participated in the men's flyweight, said, “To be accurate in the Olympics will lead to motivation of the players and I think it would be better to clarify the reason for the loss. I think that it will lead to more fun of the competition if it becomes clear and understood even by people who have never done it. "
“I think it will be easy to understand. I want to be able to respond clearly even if the method of judgment changes, so that I can hit a clear punch,” said Sasa Kono, who participated in the women's flyweight class.
Vice Chairman of the Japanese Boxing Federation “Examination of Trial Operation at Domestic Games”
“In the first system, the referee said,“ Without any prior knowledge, I wasn't confident that I was able to match the actual contents well, ”said the Japanese boxing federation Hirokichi Kikuchi. On top of that, he said, “I want to consider piloting the new system at domestic competitions.”