India’s boxing contingent for Tokyo Olympics: All you could know  |  Photo Credit score: IANS
- MC Mary Kom will likely be main India’s boxing cost on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- India have two medals at Olympics for the reason that 1948 London Video games
- MC Mary Kom and Amit Panghal will likely be India’s greatest hopes to safe a podium end on the Olympics
It has been 13 years since boxer Vijender Singh scripted historical past by clinching India’s first-ever bronze medal within the Middleweight class on the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Since then, solely boxing legend MC Mary Kom had prolonged India’s boxing tally on the grandest phases of all of them. Within the upcoming version of the Summer season Video games, Group India is anticipated to boast one of many greatest ever boxing contingents in Tokyo this 12 months.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee’s (IOC) choice to scrap the ultimate boxing qualifier for the Summer season Video games implies that India will subject a aggressive contingent of 9 boxers on the Summer season Video games. It was on the 1948 London Video games when India entered the boxing world of the Olympics. The Asian giants have solely gained two Olympic medals in boxing for the reason that 1948 London Video games.
With legendary Mary Kom main India’s boxing cost, the Indian contingent is tipped to place up a present within the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Apart from Mary, India’s robust contingent additionally embody Numero Uno Amit Panghal who will enter as the highest seed within the males’s 52kg occasion. Having stated that, let’s meet the 9 Olympic-bound boxers of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Tokyo Video games.
1) Vikas Krishan (Males’s, 69kg)
World Champion bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan has been a stalwart on the planet of boxing. With greater than a decade of expertise in elite boxing, Krishan has gained gold on the 2010 Asian Video games and two bronze medals in 2014, 2018 editions. The 29-year-old made his debut for India on the Olympics in 2012.
2) Lovlina Borgohain (Ladies’s, 69kg)
Lovlina Borgohain has been one of many promising skills for India on the planet of boxing. The 2-time bronze medal winner within the World Championships had an honest run on the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. Borgohain settled with a bronze medal after happening within the semi-final because of a 3-2 break up choice.
3) Ashish Kumar (Males’s, 75kg)
Ashish Kumar will compete within the Middleweight (75 kg) class on the Summer season Video games. The 24-year-old had gained silver on the 2019 Asian Boxing Championship. The Indian boxer needed to overcome his father’s demise earlier than changing into one of many 9 Indian boxers to e book a ticket for the Summer season Video games.
4) Pooja Rani (Ladies’s, 75kg)
Boxer Pooja Rani scripted historical past by placing gold at Asian Championships earlier this 12 months. Rani had gained gold within the 81kg two years and the Tokyo-bound boxer additionally ended with a bronze medal end within the 2015 version of the competitors. Rani was one of many first Indian boxers to seal her berth for the Summer season Video games. On Ladies’s Day, Rani had punched her ticket to the 2020 Olympics with a powerful win over Thai Pornnipa Chutee on the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers quarter-finals.
5) Satish Kumar (Males’s, 91kg)
On Day 6 of the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers, boxer Satish Kumar had secured his berth for the Tokyo Video games final 12 months. Satish had showcased a noteworthy efficiency on the Asian boxing qualifiers because the nation’s first-ever tremendous heavyweight remained in cruise management throughout his total qualification bout.
6) Mary Kom (Ladies’s, 51kg)
Legendary boxer MC Mary Kom is India’s greatest hope to safe a podium end on the Olympics within the girls’s division. When Mary Kom had final made it to the Summer season Video games, the Indian icon completed with a bronze medal within the 51kg. The Manipur stalwart has gained a report six gold medals at World Championships.
With twin gold medals on the Asian Video games, Mary Kom additionally holds the report of profitable 5 gold medals on the Asian Championships. The 38-year-old additionally gained gold on the Commonwealth Video games. Mary Kom had bagged silver on the Asian Boxing Championships this 12 months.
7) Amit Panghal (Males’s, 52kg)
Amit Panghal may even be India’s greatest hope for a medal on the Summer season Video games in Tokyo this 12 months. Panghal will enter the Tokyo Olympics because the World No. 1. Within the build-up of the Summer season Video games, Phangal needed to settle with silver after the Indian boxer misplaced an intense combat in opposition to Shakhobodin Zoirov of Uzbekistan within the last of the Asian Boxing Championships. Panghal will make his Olympic debut on the Tokyo Video games.
8) Manish Kaushik (Males’s, 63kg)
Manish Kaushik was among the many 9 Olympic-bound boxers who have been scheduled to journey overseas for India’s coaching camp for the Summer season Video games. Nonetheless, Manish couldn’t journey because of sickness. Manish had gained a silver medal on the earlier version of the Commonwealth video games. The 25-year-old can be a bronze medallist on the 2019 World Championships.
9) Simranjit Kaur (Ladies’s, 60kg)
Simranjit Kaur outclassed Raykhona Kodirova of Uzbekistan within the quarterfinals to bag a bronze medal on the Asian Boxing Championships that occurred in Dubai this 12 months. The 25-year-old was defeated by Rimma Volossenko of Kazakhastan in her semi-final bout. Simranjit had gained silver on the Asian boxing Olympic qualifiers final 12 months.