During the ongoing 2021 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland, an athlete – Rashed AL SWAISAT of Jordan in the Men’s 81 KG category – was seriously injured. In line with AIBA medical protocols, a doctor was ringside in the neutral corner and reacted immediately. He was quickly joined by a second doctor, administering initial treatment in the ring. An ambulance was onsite and quickly took the athlete to a nearby hospital where the athlete is currently receiving expert treatment.
The health and wellbeing of our athletes are always AIBA’s main focus. AIBA’s concerns and actions now are with Rashed, his family, teammates and all the participants in the Championships at this difficult time.
Further updates will be provided as and when appropriate.