Rashed Al-Swaisat , a 19-year-old Jordanian boxer, died on Monday in hospital ten days after suffering a serious brain injury during a fight of the Junior World Cup of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), held in the town of Kielce, in Poland.
Al-Swaisat was taken to hospital on April 16 for emergency surgery for a stroke he suffered during the third round of his fight with Estonian Anton Winogradow, in the -81 kg category.
“It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of Rashed Al-Swaisat,” AIBA explained in a statement. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues, to whom we offer our sincere condolences.”
The Jordanian Olympic Committee has also confirmed the sad news. «We express our deep sorrow at the death of our member of the national boxing team. We extend our condolences to his family
Moments after Rashed Al-Swaisat’s death was confirmed, an investigation was opened. So far, it is unknown if the brain injury suffered occurred as a result of the fight or was already suffering from it.
India finished first in the World Junior Championship medal table with 11 medals.