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National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan

  • Boxing

    Boxing is a sport with an ancient history. It was introduced to the ancient Olympic Games in the 7th century bc.

IN THE BEGINNING
The earliest evidence of boxing dates back to Egypt around 3000 BC. The sport was introduced to the ancient Olympic Games by the Greeks in the late 7th century BC, when soft leather thongs were used to bind boxers’ hands and forearms for protection.

ROMAN DEVELOPMENTS
Later, in Rome, leather thongs were exchanged for the cestus – a glove studded with metal. Unfortunately this did not help the gladiators involved, as boxing matches of the era usually ended with the death of one or other contestant.

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