LONDON — Carlos Suarez will become the first Lima resident since 1976 to compete in the Olympics when he faces Turkey’s Ferhat Pehlivan on Tuesday in men’s boxing.
Suarez, 19, is a 2011 graduate of Lima Senior High School who has dual citizenship with the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. He is competing as a member of the Trinidad and Tobago boxing team in the light fly division. To earn a medal, he will need to win four bouts.
Suarez trains under his father, Joe Suarez, out of Kronk Gym in Lima. The last Lima athlete to compete in the Olympics was cyclist Alan Kingsbery.