New Delhi, July 22: Six-time world champion and 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist MC Mary Kom’s street to a different Olympic medal simply received harder as she dons the Indian jersey one final time at Tokyo’s Ryōgoku Kokugikan enviornment.
5 Indian boxers will start their problem within the pre-quarterfinals stage because the attracts had been unveiled on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games on Thursday.
World No. 1 Amit Panghal (52kg) alongside Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Pooja Rani (75kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg), Satish Kumar (91kg) are the 5 Indian pugilists who will begin their quest for the medal in last-16 stage.
Alternatively, MC Mary Kom (51kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg), Ashish Kumar (75kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg) shall be seen competing round-of-32 of their respective classes.
Vikas, the one second Indian boxer after Vijender Singh to compete within the third consecutive Olympic Video games, will begin proceedings for the nation on the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as he’ll tackle Japanese boxer Mensah Okazawa within the spherical of 32. If progress, Vikas could face a problem from London Olympics champion Cuban boxer Roniel Iglesias within the subsequent spherical.
Mary Kom will begin towards Dominican Republic’s Miguelina Hernandez within the first spherical and prone to meet Rio Olympics bronze medallist Colombian boxer Ingrit Valencia within the second spherical.
World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) could have a relatively simple problem in his maiden Olympic Video games as he’ll start his marketing campaign on July 31 within the last-16
Lovlina, the primary girl boxer from Assam to qualify for the Olympics, shall be challenged by Germany’s Nadine Apetz within the round-of-16 bout. World Championships bronze medallist Simranjit, who has been seeded fourth, will even be beginning her marketing campaign within the pre-quarters.
Pooja Rani (75kg), who was the primary India to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, will tackle Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib within the last-16 stage and is prone to face robust problem from Rio Olympics bronze medallist and second seeded Chinese language boxer Qian Li within the quarter-finals.
Other than Panghal, Satish is one other Indian boxer to kickstart his problem within the pre-quarters within the males’s part as he’ll battle towards Ricardo Brown, who’s the primary Jamaican boxer to compete on the Olympics since 1996 Atlanta Video games. Satish, the primary Indian boxer to qualify for tremendous heavyweight class, could play towards top-seed and reigning world champion Uzbekh boxer Bakhodir Jalolov within the quarters.
World Championships bronze medallist Manish will even have a tricky job going forward within the match as he’s prone to face two-time world champion Andy Cruz of Cuba if progresses into the last-16 stage.
India have gained two medals in boxing on the Olympic Video games to this point with Vijender Singh successful the bronze in 2008 and Mary Kom including the second bronze to the tally in 2012. The upcoming Tokyo Olympics will witness a document 9 Indian pugilists competing and aiming to win medals for the nation. The upcoming Olympics could have 289 boxers, together with 102 ladies and 187 ladies, combating throughout 13 weight classes.
Indian boxing draw for Tokyo Olympics
Mary Kom vs Miguelina Hernandez (flyweight 51kg)
Simranjit Kaur – first spherical bye (light-weight 60kg)
Lovlina Borgohain – first spherical bye (welterweight 69kg)
Pooja Rani vs Ichrak Chaib (middleweight 75kg)
Amit Panghal – first spherical bye (flyweight 52kg)
Manish Kaushik vs Luke McCormack (light-weight 63kg)
Vikas Krishan vs Okazawa Quincy Mensah (welterweight 69kg)
Ashish Kumar vs Tuoheta Erbieke (middleweight 75kg)
Satish Kumar – first spherical bye (tremendous heavyweight +91kg)
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