Watch the moment U.S. boxer learns her Olympic dreams are coming true

Japan 2020

Yarisel Ramirez is set to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo. Credit:Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Yarisel Ramirez is headed to Tokyo after all.

It took longer than expected to become official, but USA Boxing announced the addition of Ramirez to Team USA on Saturday, making her the 10th and final boxer representing the United States at this summer’s Olympics.

“We are thrilled to have Yarisel round out our team for Tokyo,” said USA Boxing Executive Director Mike McAtee. “Yarisel has been in this final training camp working extremely hard, waiting for this opportunity if her name were to be called. During this whole process, Yarisel has showed nothing but maturity, determination and the drive to fulfill her Olympic dreams.”

Ramirez, 22, will be competing in the featherweight division in Tokyo. The Cuban-born Las Vegas resident won silver at the 2015 Junior World Championships and more recently won a bronze medal at the 2019 Pan American Games.

Ramirez will join Keyshawn Davis, Rashida Ellis, Virginia Fuchs, Naomi Graham, Troy Isley, Delante Johnson, Oshae Jones, Duke Ragan and Richard Torrez Jr. on Team USA.

The Olympic boxing competition will begin on Friday, July 23 at Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on

Today's Central OH Forecast

Get severe weather email alerts

Don't Miss

Local News

As he goes for gold, OSU Yoder's gamer mentality a secret weapon

Woman, 99, in hospice care goes for one more spin around the dance floor

With OD deaths rising, central Ohio drug dropoff event hopes to stop addiction before it starts

Goodson family holds rally, call for immediate indictment against FCSO deputy in fatal shooting

Community baby shower held to address racial disparities in infant mortality

Matt Barnes’ Olympics 2020 blog: After COVID-19 quarantine, finally getting out to explore Tokyo

More Local News