Boxing: Vikas and Simranjeet in ultimate, Mary Kom wins bronze

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Commonwealth Games gold medalists Vikas Krishnan (69) and Simranjit Kaur (60) entered the ultimate on Tuesday of their weight class within the Asia / Oceania Olympic qualifier boxing match, whereas MC Mary Kom (51 kg), Amit Panghal (52), Lavlina Borgohain (69) and Pooja Rani (75) needed to accept bronze medal after shedding within the semi-finals.

Vikas, Simranjeet, Mary, Panghal, Lavlina and Pooja have already reached the semi-finals by quota for the Tokyo Olympics. Vikas and Simranjeet have secured at the very least a silver medal for themselves by reaching the finals. Vikas defeated second-seeded and two-time World Championship bronze winner Abelakhan Zahusupov of Kazakhstan 3–2 in a detailed conflict. <! –


Vikas, 28, will face Eshah Hussain of Jordan on Wednesday within the ultimate. Simranjit defeated Chinese Taipei's Shih Yi Wu 4-1 within the semi-finals. Simranjeet will face Yongjie Oh of South Korea within the ultimate. Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51 kg) needed to accept a bronze by shedding 2-Three to Yuan Chang of China within the semi-finals. World Championship silver winner and high seed Panghal misplaced 2-Three in a detailed conflict with Xian Guan Hu of Chin and in addition obtained a bronze medal.

In one other match, two-time World Championship bronze winner and second seed Borgohain misplaced 0–5 to 3rd seed and 2018 world silver winner Hong Gu of China. Borgohain additionally obtained a bronze medal. Asian Championship gold winner Pooja Rani (75) was defeated 5–Zero by China's Qian Li within the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Sachin Kumar (81) beat Vietnam's Mah Kyong Enguyen 4–1 within the first Box of Bout. He will face Shabos Negmatulaev of Tajikistan within the final Box of Bout and can win the Olympic quota on successful it.

World Championship bronze medalist Manish Kaushik will face Harrison Garside of Australia within the Box of Bout on Wednesday within the 63kg and Manish may also get a quota if he wins this match. India has achieved eight Olympic quotas from this match and has equaled its finest efficiency by securing eight quota locations within the 2012 London Olympics.

India gained six quota locations within the final Rio Olympics in 2016. If Sachin and Manish obtain the quota tomorrow then it’ll grow to be India's finest efficiency. Indian boxers who didn’t win the quota within the Asian qualifiers will get an opportunity to win the quota within the World Qualifiers to be held in Paris in May.

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