There are high hopes of medals from Indian boxers this time in the Tokyo Olympics-2020 Games to be held in the capital of Japan.
Amit Panghal got a bye in the first round at the Tokyo Olympics.
There is now one day left in the Tokyo Olympics-2020. These games will officially start from Friday. The medal hopes from India’s boxers include male boxer Amit Panghal and six-time world champion Mary Kom. It has been announced who will clash with whom in boxing. Amit Panghal, one of the country’s biggest medal hopefuls, got a bye in the first round. On the other hand, Mary Kom will face Dominica’s Miguelina Garcia.
Amit will compete in the men’s 52 kg. He is the top seed in this category and the number-1 boxer in the world. Mary Kom will enter the women’s 51 kg weight category. Their match will take place on July 25. Apart from Amit, three more boxers of India got a bye in the first round. These include male boxer Satish Kumar, female boxer Lovlina Borgehan, and Simranjit Kaur. Lovlina Borgehan (69kg), Simranjit Kaur (60kg) will compete while Satish Kumar (91kg) will compete
These boxers will enter the first round
Vikas Krishan (69 kg weight category), Ashish Kumar (75 kg weight category), Manish Kaushik (63 kg weight category), Ashish Kumar (75 kg weight category), will enter the first round in the men’s category. In the women’s section, apart from Mary, Pooja will enter the queen (75 kg weight category). Vikas will take on Japan’s Mensa Queensi Swoonrats in the first round. Manish will face Luke McCormack of Great Britain. Ashish China will take on Irbike Tuohata. Pooja will land in front of Ichrak Chaeb of Algeria.
𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗪𝗘 𝗚𝗢 🤩
This is how 1st round of @Tokyo2020 looks like for our Baazigars as the Olympic draw unveiled earlier today 🔥
— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) July 22, 2021
These will be the rivals of those who get bye
Amit will go straight into the second round on July 31 where he will face Rajab Otukile Mohamed and Ybergen Martinez. Satish will face Ricardo Brown of Jamaica. Lovlina will take on Nadine Apetz of Germany. Simranjit will face a challenge from either Palacios Espinoza or Sudaporn Sissonde.
Nine boxers are taking part
A total of nine Indian boxers are participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Four boxers are competing in the women’s section and five in the men’s section. The medals India has won so far in boxing in the Olympics. Vijender Singh won bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics and Mary Kom won bronze in 2012 London Olympics.
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