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Exclusive: Ramtin Musah remains confident in Olympic dream despite missing out on Paris qualifiers

Britain’s Olympic hopeful Ramtin Musah believes he can still qualify for Paris 2024 despite missing out on selection for the first qualifying event.

Six male and four female boxers will head out to Italy next month in a bid to secure their ticket for the 2024 Games.

The six male selections for the qualifying event include flyweight Kiaran MacDonald, featherweight Jack Dryden and light-heavyweight Taylor Bevan.

The other three men on the team are light-welterweight Patris Mughalzai, light-middleweight Lewis Richardson and heavyweight Patrick Brown.

Musah, who is one of the country’s top amateurs, missed out on selection despite winning the GB Open event in Sheffield last January.

The final qualifying event for the Olympics takes place in May over in Thailand. Musah believes that should the opportunity arise, he will book his spot in the boxing event at Paris 2024.

“It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions, winning that [GB Open] but sadly not being selected [for Olympic qualifiers],” Musah told Planet Sport.

“But it just put me in good stead, knowing that I’m good enough and obviously operating at a high enough level, that given the opportunity I do feel like I will go on to qualify.”

He added: “I’m just staying in training, stay on it, stay ready. We’ll see how it all happens, see the next qualifiers and be ready to jump at the next opportunity.”

Musah defeated seasoned international George Crotty to win the GB Open at the 80kg category in Sheffield.

Looking back at his latest success on the amateur scene, Musah said: “It was a good experience, good to be back at home. Obviously, I’m so used to travelling to all these different tournaments, going somewhere else and boxing.

“It was good to have my family and friends there to support me, it was really enjoyable.

“It was very well ran, the whole experience was great. It was covered by the BBC, it was great exposure. I just really enjoyed it, no complaints at all.”

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