Sports: Discovering Hand Boxing
Journalist Samuel Ollivier, present on the 8 o’clock set, Tuesday November 14, is interested in handiboxing. In the United States, the club wants to make it the next Paralympic sport. – (France 2)
Journalist Samuel Ollivier, present on the 8 o’clock set, Tuesday November 14, is interested in handiboxing. In the United States, the club wants to make it the next Paralympic sport.
Handiboxing takes center stage in journalist Samuel Ollivier’s column, Tuesday 14 November. “There handiboxing is integrated into the French Boxing Federation. It is about a little more than 200 people in France. Athletes are classified by weight categories when possible, and above all by disability, mental or motor.shows the journalist, present on the set of 8 Heures.
“It’s just a matter of touch.”
In handiboxing, there are no knockouts or hard punches. “It is forbidden by the rules, it is simply played from the sidelines”, specifies Samuel Ollivier. Handiboxing exists in many countries, such as the United States. In a club in Fairfax (Virginia) competitive fights are organized. The club coach wants to make handibox the next Paralympic sport. “Will the road be long? Maybe, but that’s why we’re here. This club wants to be a pioneer”points out Joanna Bonilla, a disabled American club boxer.