2 new weight classes for women boxers in Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic boxing tournament features 100 women for the first time in Tokyo

HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Uzbekistan heralded its arrival as an Olympic boxing powerhouse by topping the medals table with three golds and seven total. ... U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields and British flyweight Nicola Adams became the first two-time gold medalists in women's boxing. ... Bantamweight Robeisy Ramírez also won his second gold, while lightweight Robson Conceição had the tournament's biggest moment in winning Brazil's first boxing gold. ... Evgeny Tishchenko's heavyweight gold-medal victory over Kazakhstan's Vassily Levit inspired outrage in a sport with decades of questionable decisions in its history.

WHAT'S NEW: Two additional women's weight classes have been added, and the total number of women fighters is up to 100 from 36 in Rio. ... That addition also meant the subtraction of two men's weight classes. Instead of five divisions below welterweight, Tokyo will have just three. ... The women will fight three three-minute rounds after going for four two-minute rounds in Rio.

GOLD MEDAL MOMENTS: Aug. 3: women's featherweight and men's welterweight; Aug. 4: men's light heavyweight; Aug. 5: men's featherweight; Aug. 6: men's heavyweight; Aug. 7: men's flyweight, men's middleweight, women's flyweight, women's welterweight; Aug. 8: men's lightweight, men's super heavyweight, women's lightweight, women's middleweight.

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