Indian boxer Vikas Krishna has certified for the Olympics for the third time in a row, whereas Asian champion Pooja Rani was in a position to safe a spot on this 'Maha Kumbh' of the Games for the primary time. Pooja Rani (75 kg) and Vikas Krishna certified for the Tokyo Olympics this 12 months by reaching the semi-finals of the Asian Olympic Qualifier on Sunday.
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Fourth seed 29-year-old Pooja defeated Thailand's 18-year-old Pornipa Chutei 5-Zero and Krishna defeated third seed Japanese boxer Sevonrats Okazawa in a unanimous determination to clinch the medal within the Asia / Oceania qualifying match. <! –
The Tokyo Olympics are to be held in July-August.
'I used to be slightly scared'
After the victory, Rani mentioned, 'I didn’t play towards this boxer, I used to be slightly scared. I informed my coaches about this earlier than the bout. He boosted my confidence and I used to be in a position to obtain one-sided outcomes. I'm glad.'
Rani will now face the present world and Asian champions Li Qian of China. Top seed Qian defeated Mongolia's Mygmarjargal Munkhbat 5-Zero within the first match of the day.
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However, Krishna needed to combat arduous towards Okazawa, who gained a gold medal within the Olympic trials final 12 months. But he gained 5–0, scoring factors from consecutive punches.